Taylor Baranoski, Eastern Tech, cross country
Asenior in his first season of cross country, Baranoski had never run on the grueling Hereford course before Saturday, but that didn’t stop him from winning the Class 2A state championship. He finished the race in a personal-best 16 minutes, 3.9 seconds. Last spring, Baranoski won the state 1,600-meter championship and this fall, he converted to cross country from soccer. A three-year veteran of the Mavericks’ indoor and outdoor track teams, he won the outdoor county championship at 800 meters as a sophomore. Baranoski has committed to run for UMBC.
OTHERSCONSIDERED: AndrewChalfant, Howard, football; DeJuan Ellis, McDonogh, football; Dalton Hengst, McDonogh, cross country; Cameron Hough, Annapolis, football; Torey Jones, Mount Hebron, soccer; Wande Owens, Glenelg, football; Avery Thurman, Dunbar, football