Olympians & More

Olympians

Vikas Gowda

Class of 2001

Olympian – Discus

Has Competed in the 2004,2008,2012,and 2016 Olympic Games

Vikas has won 9 international discus medals since 2010 representing India


Debbie Thompson Brown

Class of 1965

Olympian – Track & Field

Competed in the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games as a member of the United States

Thompson Brown set world records in the 60- and 100-meter dashes


Jack Griffin

Class of 1947

Olympic Coach – Track & Field

Coached in the 1964 Tokyo, 1976 Montreal, and 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games

Griffin also served as a member of the United States Olympic Committee and held 11 international coaching positions for U.S.A. Olympic team members.  He is a recipient of the Joseph Robichaux Award and the Doris Heritage Award, given by U.S.A. Track & Field for outstanding contributions to U.S. Women’s Track and Field and U.S. Women’s Cross Country, respectively.

 


Luther Murray

Class of 1943

Armed Forces Olympian

Member of the US Basketball team at the  1945 Armed Forces Olympics in Japan.

 


National Teams

Isabella Pellet

Class of 2018

Current member of the US National Mounted Pony Games Team

Competed at the 2017 Mounted Pony World Games


Tina Negoescu

Class of 2014

Member of the 2015 U20 Romanian National Basketball Team who played in the European Championships.

 


Tina Shriver

Class of 1980

Member of the USA Olympic Sports Festival East Team

 


Ellyn Cornish

Class of 1972

Member of the 1972 USA Cross Country Team, First Alternate on the 1972 USA Cross Country Team

 


Billy Crone

Class of 1976

Crone was a shortstop on the 1979 U.S.A. International Team

 


 Max Kehne

Class of 1944

International Softball Player

Kehne took part in six different world tournaments.

 


Olympic Trails

Cheryl Poirier

Class of 1975

Cheryl Poirier won several national age group titles and set national records in her hurdle events. From the age of 10 until she was 14 years old, she was the nation’s top hurdler. At 15, competing in the Maple Leaf Indoor Games in Toronto, an invitational event that attracted world-class athletes, she finished fourth in the hurdles, although she beat former Olympian Mamie Rollins. In the same year, Poirier was a member of the team that competed in the U.S.A.–U.S.S.R. Junior Track and Field Meet in Austin, Texas, where she won the bronze medal


Anthony Ambush

Class of 1969

A state champion sprinter at Frederick High School with three state championship teams, Anthony Ambush had record-setting times of 10.4 and 21.6 seconds for the 100 and 200 meters. He was inducted as a 1982 member of the Mount St. Mary’s Hall of Fame and was a 1972 Olympic Trials semi-finalist, running 10.2 for 100 meters. Ambush’s 1974 9.3-second 100 yards remained a Mount record as of 1995


Tammy Davis Thompson

Class of 1965

Thompson at one time held every American and world record for women in indoor and outdoor hurdles. She set world records in the 50-meter hurdles, the 60-meter hurdles and the 70-meter hurdles. Her best years were 1963 and 1964. She finished fourth in the 1964 Olympic Trials when she hit the last hurdle. Two days later, she defeated the three hurdlers who finished ahead of her in a meet in Jamaica. She ran with several United States teams that went to Europe


Barbra McCutcheon Martin

Class of 1943

Martin was a springboard diver who earned national acclaim as a qualifier for the 1952 Olympic Trials

 


Ralston LeGore

Class of 1930

LeGore made it to the finals for the 1936 U.S.A. Olympic Team.

 


Maynard Summers

Class of 1927

Summers was a semifinalist in the 1932 Olympic Trials. He finished fourth in the 1932 Trials, behind Eddie Tolan, who went on to win the Gold Medal at the 1932 Games. In 1927, Summers single-handedly won the high school state track championships for Frederick High by winning three events and placing second in four other events. Due to current limitations in participation, Summers’ high school feats can never be duplicated.