The Mocorunning.com Boys All-Freshman Team is composed of a Freshman of the Year and the next ten talented young athletes with 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
Elliott Davis, Quince Orchard - Elliott Davis is a three sport athlete who also plays football and basketball. He led all Montgomery County freshmen this year in the long jump (20-03), triple jump (42-04.25) and tied for the top mark in the high jump (5-04). He started off his high school track career with a victory in the triple jump at the Cougar Relays with a jump of 42-02.50. He improved that mark at the Northern Virginia Invitational when he jumped 42-04.25, the second best mark by a Montgomery County freshman in the last five years.
Alex Armbruster, St. Andrew's Episcopal - St. Andrew's School had a low key season leading up to the MAC Championship, so Alex Armbruster caught a lot of people by surprise. He finished 8th at the MAC Championship with a season best time of 4:40.34, the fourth fastest by a county freshman in the last five years. He is a soccer player and a native of Eugene, Oregon according to Coach Mike Davila.
Collin Crilly, Good Counsel - Mocorunning's cross country freshman of the year took the indoor track season off but returned to the track in the spring to lead all Montgomery County freshmen in the 1600 and 3200. He ran all alone in a slow 1600 heat at the WCAC Championship to place sixth overall in 4:40.23. He finished fifth in the 3200 in 9:54.13, the second best time by a Montgomery County freshman in the last five years.
David Kaplan, Winston Churchill - David Kaplan was the only freshman in the state to qualify for the state championship in a throwing event. He qualified for the state meet in the discus with a throw of 121-08.50 and improved on that by placing ninth at states with a mark of 124-08. He is not the biggest kid and according to his coaches he has very good technique which he first learned while living in Australia in the years prior to high school.
Dominic Quiros, Richard Montgomery - Dominic Quiros played football in the fall and did not run indoor track, but according to Coach Matt Wheeler, he is now sold on track after watching the accomplishments of the upperclassmen on the team. He ran 2:05.42 in the open 800 at the 4A West Regional Meet which was the second best time by a Montgomery County freshmen this year. He showed some range by running 25.9 in the 200 and 4:58 in the 1600.
Edward Smith, Whitman - Edward Smith is a soccer player who started out as a sprinter on the track team. He clocked 1:12.79 in the 500 which led all Montgomery County freshmen this year and is the fourth fastest by a county freshman in the last five years. He increased his range outdoors when he ran 2:04.35 in the 800, the fastest by a county freshman this year, and 4:49.52 in the 1600.
Josh Watson, Clarksburg - Josh Watson led all Montgomery County freshman this year in the 110-meter hurdles (16.48) and 300-meter hurdles (44.2). His FAT time of 16.48 is the fastest by a Montgomery County freshman since 2006. Coach Scott Mathias said that Josh was once spotted with his twin brother Moses practicing hurdles with a foot of snow on the track.
Kevin Joppy, Seneca Valley - Kevin Joppy clocked 7.12 in the 55-meter dash, 12.08 in the 100-meter dash, and 24.73 in the 200-meter dash. Additionally he clocked 11.4h, 24.2h, and tied for the 100-meter victory at the County B Championship Meet, although the results incorrectly attributed the win to his teammate.
Malcolm Brown, Quince Orchard - Like his freshman teammate Elliott Davis, Malcolm Brown excelled in the jumps this year. He jumped 18-01.50 in the long jump and 39-05.50 in the triple jump. Malcolm is the youngest brother of Mocorunning All-Decade athlete Marcus Brown. While Malcolm does not have the great size of Marcus, he has speed. He clocked 11.9h at the County B Meet and 12.04 FAT.
Solomon Vault, Gaithersburg - Solomon Vault was the fastest freshman sprinter in Montgomery County this year with season best FAT times of 6.95 in the 55-meter dash and 11.42 in the 100-meter dash. The times are the third and fourth fastest by a county freshman in the last five years. He finished third at the 4A West Regional Championship with a time of 11.54 to qualify for the state championship. He also jumped 19-10.50 in the long jump at an indoor developmental meet; however, the results were not officially recorded.
Urgy Eado, Montgomery Blair - Urgy Eado kicked off his high school track career with 4:37 1600 at the first indoor developmental track meet. The result was not officially recorded. His best recorded time of the indoor season was 4:41.92 at the county championship. Blair did not travel to many meets this year and most of their dual meet results were not sent in, but I personally saw him split 2:01 in the 4x800 followed by victories in 4:52 and 10:32 against Gaithersburg and Watkins Mill. He dropped out of the 3200 at the county championship after running the first mile in 4:50. He did not run another race and therefore had no recorded results from the outdoor season, but the talent is clearly there.