All-Area Girls Track First Team

June 13, 2003

Athlete of the Year

Kylee Schuler

Chambersburg, Junior, distance

Area's top distance runner and first Tri-State girl to ever break 11 minutes in the 3,200. Went 10:44.71 for 3,200 to make National Federation honor roll, and ran 5:06.34 in 1,600. Placed second in District 3-AAA and fourth at states in 3,200 and sixth at Penn Relays in the 3,000.

Jen Andrews

Chambersburg, Junior, throws

PIAA Class AAA runner-up in the shot put with an area-leading toss of 40 feet, 1 inch. Took second in shot and third in discus at District 3 meet.

Kati Hoeck

Martinsburg, Sophomore, sprints

Anchored Bulldogs to W.Va. Class AAA state titles in the 400, 800 and 1,600 relays. Region II champ in the 400.

Allison Jarkey

Middletown, Junior, pole vault

Md. 2A state runner-up and West region champ in pole vault.

Kacie Keesecker

Martinsburg, Senior, throws

Won the W.Va. Class AAA state discus crown in an area-best 117-3.

Ashley Lockard

Clear Spring, Sophomore, distance

Won 1,600 and 3,200 at 1A West region and Washington County meets. Placed second at states in 3,200.

Brittany Kershner

Williamsport, Senior, jumps/sprints

Won Md. 1A state, West Region and Washington County titles in the triple jump. Anchored 1,600 relay to state title in an area-best 4:07.83.

Paige O'Flaherty

North Hagerstown, Senior, hurdles

Md. 2A state and West region champ in 100 hurdles. Swept both hurdles races at Washington County meet, and won a West title in the high jump.

Tara Knable

Smithsburg, Junior, throws

Led Leopards to eighth straight Md. Class 1A state title. Won the shot put and discus at state, West region and Washington Co. meets.

Chelsea Powell

T. Johnson, Sophomore, distance

Turned in area's top 800 (2:19.77). Won 800, 1,600 and 3,200 titles at Frederick County and Central Maryland Conference meets.

Anna Routzahn

Frederick, Senior, jumps

Md. 4A state, East region, Frederick County and CMC champ in high jump. Cleared an area-best 5-5.

Shardal Twyman

Jefferson, Sophomore, sprints/jumps

Won W.Va. Class AAA state and Region II titles in the 100, 200 and long jump. Posted an area-best 17-7 1/2 in long jump.

Sarah Harris

Boonsboro, Senior, jumps/sprints

Md. 1A state champ in the long jump. Won 100 and long jump at West region meet.

Sarah Hensley

Boonsboro, Sophomore, hurdles

Md. 1A state and West region champ in 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles.

Imani White

Frederick, Senior, sprints

Tri-State leader in 100 (11.80) and 200 (24.6). Won titles at the 4A East (100, 200), Frederick Co. (200, 400) and CMC (100) meets.

Catie Witman<

Williamsport, Sophomore, sprints

Won 100 and 200 titles at Md. 1A state and Washington County meets. West region champ in 200.

Coach of the Year

Buddy Orndorff, Smithsburg

Guided Leopards to share of an eighth straight Maryland Class 1A team title, as well as West region and Washington County titles.

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