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April 3, 2013

Track capsules

(Continued)

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

Triton

Coach: Joe Colbert

Last year’s record: 3-6

Key returning athletes: Kelsie Ferris, sr.; Jess Kelley, sr.; Elise Mitchell, sr.; Victoria Lojek, sr.; Maureen Moore, sr.; Katie O’Neill, sr.; Kerstin Darsney, jr.; Laura Frackiewicz, jr.; Ashley O’Neill, jr.; Brianna Ramirez, so.; Mackenzie Steeves, so.

Newcomers: Liz Proctor, sr.; Micaela Dunn, jr.; Alessandra Greco, jr.; Sydney Rybicki, jr.; Rachel Jean, so.; Nellie Thurlow, so.; Skyler Accomando, fr.; Ania Burgess, fr.; Beatrice Donoghue, fr.; Audrey Martin, fr.; Ava Moran, fr.; Bridget Moran, fr.; Shauna Murrin, fr.; Sadie O’Keefe, fr.; Abigail Ostrander, fr.; Hailee Poulin, fr.; Jackie Robert, fr.; Danielle Sedler, fr.; Amanda Soucy, fr.; Kiandra White, fr.

Strengths: Veteran leadership. The senior and junior classes are stacked with top athletes.

Concerns: Youth and inexperience.

Coach’s outlook: “We have the largest group of ninth- and 10th-graders we’ve had in years, and they are energetic and enthusiastic. If they can contribute, we will be very competitive.”

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

Boys Track

Amesbury

Coach: Ernie Bissaillon

Last year’s record: 1-8

Key returning athletes: Perry Mroz, sr.; Jake Taylor, sr.; Evan King, sr.; Bram Robinson, sr.; Nate Campbell, so.; Jon Ellen, sr.; Nick Fiorella, sr.; Tim Keleher, jr.; Doug Masi, so.; Wes Morris, sr.; Curran O’Connor, sr.; Austin Parker, so.; Padriac Rowan, sr.; Aaron Sargent, so.; James Stone, sr.

Newcomers: Xavier Boisvert, so.; Tyler Burdick, sr.; Robert Cahill, fr.; Brian Chabot, fr.; Nate Cote, fr.; Ryan Foley, sr.; Nick Fortuna, fr.; Liam Gallagher, jr.; Skylar Hill, fr.; Alex Ingersoll, fr.; Heath King, fr.; Cole Legg, fr.; Keith Merchant, fr.; Matt O’Brien, so.; Riley O’Connor, fr.; Gabe Turbide, fr.; Skylar Hills, fr.

Strengths: Throwers, jumpers.

Concerns: Depth in distance events.

Coach’s outlook: “We’ll strive to be competitive in our league meets and qualify as many individuals as possible for the postseason.”

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