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April 3, 2013

Track capsules

Girls Track

Amesbury

Coach: Ernie Bissaillon

Last year’s record: 1-9

Key returning athletes: Megan Cullen, sr.; Emily Martin, sr.; Taylor Tagliente, sr.; Emily Chamberlain, jr.; Annalise Deschenes, so.; Morgan Fahey, so.; Amanda Martin, so.; Gaelan McDonald, sr.; Anne O’Leary, jr.; Emily Pugh, jr.; Marissa Randall, jr.; Mackenzie Richard, sr.; Nora Robinson, so.; Haley Tagliente, so.; Renee Vigneault, sr.; Julia Shorter, jr.

Newcomers: Sarah Abraham, sr.; Rachel Deschenes, jr.; Logan Flanagan, fr.; Savannah LeBlanc, fr.; Kristen Provost, fr.; Isabel Prussman, fr.; Lacey Raymond, fr.

Strengths: Solid performers in all events.

Concerns: Lack of depth in a numbers of areas.

Coach’s outlook: “We’ll look to be competitive with every team in a very competitive league and qualify as many individuals for the postseason as possible.”

First meet: Thursday vs. Masconomet (3:45 p.m.

Newburyport

Coach: Tim Foley

Last year’s record: 0-10

Key returning athletes: Katie Gorenflo, Liz Fiascone, Erin Carroll, Lily Eagan, Becca Speak, Birgitta Glaser, Amelia Martin, Alex Muise, Alex Edwards, Rachel Haley, Amanda Kenney, Liza Twomey, Kristen Mackie, Rose Hart

Newcomers: Sara Turi, Julia Frisch, Kim Capri, Juliet Stevenson, Samantha Orlando

Strengths: Sprints, jumps.

Concerns: Participation numbers, health.

Coach’s outlook: “We’ll look for weekly improvements.”

First meet: Thursday at North Reading (3:30 p.m.)

Pentucket

Coach: Steve Derro

Last year’s record: 5-4

Key returning athletes: Colleen Kilian, sr.; Marisa Lundy, sr.; Chase Marcotte, sr.; Erin Sullivan, sr.; Tess Nogueira, sr.; Ali Attenasio, jr.; Ayeshah Malhi, jr.; Emma Marchant, jr.; Charlotte Merritt, jr.; Rachel Perry, jr.; McKenna Kilian, so.; Brianna Repke, so.; Paige Wesoloski, so.

Newcomers: Marissa Porter, sr.; Kasey Mann, jr.; Jordan Balletto, jr.

Strengths: Depth, participation numbers (53).

Concerns: Inexperience.

Coach’s outlook: “The girls are looking pretty solid across all events right now. If they can stay healthy they should be competitive with everyone in the league.”

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