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September 5, 2013

Daily News cross-country capsules

Boys Cross-Country

Amesbury

Coach: Ernie Bissaillon (1st year)

Key returning athletes: Liam Gallagher, sr.; James Worthen, sr.; Jim Stone, sr.; Tim Keleher, sr.; Riley O’Connor, so.

Newcomers: Brian Chabot, so.; Cole Legg, so.; Patrick McQue, fr.

Strength: Summer training.

Concern: Limited experience after top three runners.

Coach’s outlook: “We’re looking forward to having a competitive season in a very tough league.”

Newburyport

Coach: Don Hennigar (27 years)

Key returning athletes: Nick Carleo, jr.; Tim Englehart, sr.; Gabe Ficht, jr.; Jared Healey, sr.; Joe Molvar, so.; Tyler Newfell, sr.; James Nutter, sr.; Chris Orlando, sr.; Max Vye, sr.; Peter Conway, so.

Newcomers: Jack Carleo, fr.; Ben Hanke, sr.; Jackson Kealey, fr.; Josh Molvar, fr.; Brendan Powers, fr.; Harrison Speak, fr.

Strength: Experience, depth.

Concern: Health.

Coach’s outlook: “We hope to improve all season and be very competitive in the All-State Meet.”

Pentucket

Coach: Darrel Cox (9th season)

Key returning athletes: Sean O’Brien, sr.; Alan Barlow, sr.; Cooper Carifio, sr.; Derek Lovasco, sr.; Alex Demeule, jr.; Drew Kapener, jr.; Jeremy Binding, jr.; Tom Gallagher, sr.; Sam Coppola, so.; Brett Repke, so.; Josh Wiles, so.

Newcomers: Dan Imperioso, jr.; Owen Meyer, so.; Mike Labrecque, fr.

Strength: Leadership with Carifio in second year as captain.

Concern: Graduation of twins Tom and Joe Labrecque from team that went 8-2.

Coach’s outlook: “With Newburyport, which has six of top seven back, and H-W, we won’t be undefeated, but we should be very good. I’m hoping we can go 10-1.”

Triton

Coach: Joe Colbert (12th year)

Key returning athletes: Austin Stevens, sr.; Will McCaffrey, sr.; Curran Callewaert, sr.; Brandon Duford, sr.; Will Koski, sr.; Chris Barry, jr.; Dan Horgan, jr.; Ryan Kent, jr.; Scott Tanch, jr.; Brian McCaffrey, so.

Newcomers: Nick Amello, jr.; Cam Atherton, jr.; Nick Dullea, jr.; Ethan Smith, jr.; Luis Fernandez, so.; Ryan Atherton, fr.; Bryan Popp, fr.; Ryan Sheedy, fr.; Hunter Stevens, fr.

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