The Mocorunning.com Boys All-Freshman Team is composed of a Freshman of the Year and the next ten talented young athletes with the most potential to be future stars. Results from indoor and outdoor track were used to assess the freshmen for this team (cross country season has its own All-Freshman Team). Additional bright young athletes are included as honorable mention.
|Freshman of the Year|
Kendall Fuller, Good Counsel -
Before entering high school, Kendall Fuller won the AAU Youth Age Group National Title in the triple jump with a mark of 43-06.50. He made his high school debut at the UMES Invitational with a mark of 42-08.50 in the triple jump and 21-01.00 in the long jump. The long jump mark remains the best by a Montgomery County freshman in the last five years. Outdoors, he won the triple jump competitions at the Cougar Relays and Woodward Relays with jumps of 42-04 and 43-07.25. He capped the season off with second place finishes of 19-11.00 in the long jump and 44-03.25 in the triple jump at the WCAC championship. The jump of 44-03.25 is the best by a Montgomery County freshman in the last five years by nearly five feet and ranks #3 in the county this season among Montgomery County athletes of all grades. He also dabbled in the hurdles, running 17.94 in the 110 hurdles, which was the second best among Montgomery County freshman this season.
Myles Allen, Landon -
Myles Allen is a classic three sport standout athlete who excelled in football in the fall, basketball in the winter, and track in the spring. He ran under 12 seconds in the 100-meter dash multiple times this season including a county freshman-best 11.55. He placed fifth at the IAC Championship Meet.
Will Bertrand, Clarksburg -
Will Bertrand led all Montgomery County freshmen in the 1600 and 3200 this season. He ran 4:41.89 in the 1600 at the Katie Jenkins Invitational and 10:01.72 in the 3200 at the Montgomery County Championship where he placed 12th. He also won the 3000-meter race at the Knights Invitational in 9:22.27. He became injured before the regional meet and could not finish out the season.
Malachi Bostic-Wattley, Landon -
At the Draper Invitational, Malachi Bostic-Watley clocked 22.70 in the 200 meter dash. It was the fastest 200 time by a Montgomery County freshman in the last five years. He placed fifth at the IAC Championship Meet in 23.27.
Stefon Colbert, Good Counsel -
Stefon Colbert leads all county freshmen this season in the 300-meter hurdles with a season best time of 42.22. He finished seventh in the WCAC with a time of 43.36. He also clocked 24.3h in the 200 at the Landon Invitational and 1:14.89 in the 500 at the Private School Invitational.
Paul Joseph, Clarksburg -
Paul Joseph triple jumped 38-03.25 at the Montgomery Invitational but missed most of February and all of March with a hip injury. He won the County B triple jump title with a mark of 39-01, and jumped 20-07.50 in the long jump at the 3A West region to qualify for the state meet. It was the longest long jump by a county freshman during the outdoor season. He also ran 11.80 (FAT) in the 100 and 54.9h in the 400.
Sonny Kirksey, Richard Montgomery -
Sonny Kirksey cleared 5-06 multiple times this season which by itself is good for a freshman. There were reports that he was clearing 5-10 in practice, but his season seemed to come to an end when he finished fifth at the 4A West region meet with a jump of 5-06. His teammate who won the event did not compete at states which allowed Kirksey to compete at the state meet. Kirksey took full advantage by clearing 6 feet. It was the best jump by any county freshman in the last five year by over three inches.
Ariel Rodriguez, Watkins Mill -
Few county freshmen were asked to take on a work load like Ariel Rodriguez. Rodriguez competed in four events at almost every meet, and was therefore instrumental in boosting Watkins Mill to the division title. He clocked season-best times of 2:08 in the 800, 4:46.40 in the 1600, and 10:21.67 in the 3200. It was the second fastest 1600 by a county athlete this season behind Bertrand. His 3200 PR came at regionals just hours after helping his 4x800 relay qualify for the state championship.
Patrick Schlosser, Watkins Mill -
Patrick Schlosser led all county freshman this year in the 400 (53.16) and the discus (124-02). His throw of 122-00 was good for fourth place at the 3A West region meet and his final throw of 124-02 was good for ninth place at the state championship. He also won the county B title in the high jump with a jump of 5-08, which was the second highest jump by a county freshman this year behind Kirksey.
Mason Steele, Landon -
Mason Steele threw shot put and discus for the Landon Middle School program, but was attracted to the pole vault early on. At a Landon Pole Vault meet, he cleared 10-06. It was the best mark by a Moco freshman in at least the last five years. He finished second at the IAC Championship Meet with a mark of 10-00.
Joshua Trzeciak, Wootton -
Joshua Trzeciak did not get to prove himself in the open 800 due to minor knee problems, but ran some fine splits on the 4x800 relay. He split 2:06 leading off the relay at the XBC Track experience in April. He was moved to anchor leg for the Montgomery County Championship where he pushed his team to fifth place with a 2:04 split. He then helped his team hit the automatic qualifying standard at the regional championship meet with a 2:02 split en route to an 8:09.49 finish.