ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Khaddisha Arnold, Central York: Only a sophomore, Arnold has already become the centerpiece of the Panthers' track team. She competes in the 100- and 200-meter races and in the 400 and 1,600 relays.
Arnold earned second in the 100 and fourth in the 200 at the YAIAA tournament, in addition to being a key part of the team's victorious relay squads. In districts, she earned fifth in both the 100 and 200 events in Class AAA. She continued her efforts at the PIAA meet, placing 15th in the 100 and 200. "It's a natural gift," coach Chris Detwiler said in April. "She does the work, and she's a great talent that we need for this team."
Maxine Bentzel, Spring Grove: The Rocket senior qualified for the District 3 meet all four years of her career as an outstanding hurdler. Her senior year saw her finish fourth in the 100-meter hurdle race and fifth in the 300-meter race at this year's YAIAA meet.
Margo Britton, Dallastown: Britton shattered her own school record in the shot put this year, besting last year's mark of 37 feet, 7 inches with a throw of 38 feet, 6 inches. She was the YAIAA champion in the same event and also was runner-up in the discus, medaling in both at the district meet (sixth place in shot put and eighth in discuss in Class AAA).
Taylor Flatau, Red Lion: The Lions junior was runner-up in the 800 at the YAIAA meet, fourth in triple jump and was part of the YAIAA champion 3,200-meter relay team. She also was a district qualifier in the 800-meter race and triple jump.
Jamilla Janneh, New Oxford: Janneh, a skilled jumper, was voted team MVP for the Colonials. She finished second in triple jump, third in long jump and fourth in high jump at the YAIAA meet; qualifying for districts in all three and grabbing an eighth-place medal in the high jump at the Class AAAdistrict meet.
Megan Lundy, Central York: Lundy brought home a lot of hardware at this year's league meet, placing first in the 200- (26.35) and 400- (58.76) meter races, as well as participating on the league champion 400- and 1,600-relay teams. She also grabbed a third-place medal at the district level in the 400 and a seventh-place medal in the 200.
Codi McMaster, Spring Grove: McMaster was the runner-up in the high jump at the YAIAA meet, along with her sixth-place finish in the triple jump. She was a district qualifier in the high jump, placing ninth.
Emily Smith, South Western: Smith leaves a dominant South Western team ranked eighth all-time in total points with 688.3. She took fourth in the 100 meter dash at this year's YAIAA meet, qualifying her for the district meet, and she tied for sixth in the high jump.
Jana Stover, New Oxford: An exceptional pole vaulter, Stover tied the school record this year by clearing a height of 10-6. She also vaulted her way to a third-place finish at the YAIAA meet and she tied for fourth place at the district Class AAA meet as well.
Sally Trout, Dallastown: Described as a "do-it-all workhorse" by her coach, often competing in mix of sprints, relays and field events, Trout finished second at the YAIAA meet in the 300-meter hurdles. She also brought home a sixth-place Class AAA district medal in the same event.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Bruce Lee, South Western: The veteran coach mentored the Mustangs to their seventh straight Division A championship, the 11th crown in 12 years for South Western.