Newcomers: James Worthen, Pat McCue, Cole Legg, Bailey Flanagan, Tim Flanagan
Coach’s outlook: “We’ll try to improve on last year’s dual meet record in an always tough Cape Ann League and qualify as many individuals as possible for the postseason.”
First meet: Dec. 18 (7 p.m.) vs. Pentucket at Andover
Coach: Joe Colbert (8th season)
Last year’s record: 1-5-1
Key returners: Kam Mitchell, Erik Siebert, Austin Stevens, Curran Callewaert, Brandon Duford, Brandon Tardugno, Nick Amello, Cam Atherton, Chris Barry, Brian Cox, Dan Horgan, Ryan Kent, Andrew Perilli, Ethan Smith, Scott Tanch, Mark Theberge, Abe Wiblin, Luis Fernandez, Sean Kennedy, Anthony Theriault
Newcomers: Mike Marcolini, Brandon Amello, Tim Amello, Teddy Barlow, Ryan Atherton, Curran Callewaert, Austin Clark, Wyatt Desroches, Ben Misiano, Chris Perry, Victor Pinheiro, Bryon Popp, Tyler Smith, Hunter Stevens
Strengths: Work ethic and attitude.
Concerns: Overall depth and experience.
Coach’s outlook: “This group is committed to beginning to get the team back to where it was two years ago after we really struggled last year. The seniors and juniors really want to compete and get better, and it’s the biggest, most talented freshman class we’ve had in years, so the future is bright. As we gain experience, we’ll get more competitive and I expect we’ll find success as the season goes along.”
First meet: Dec. 18 vs. North Reading and Newburyport at Andover
Coach: Darrel Cox (1st season)
Last year’s record: Not a varsity program
Newcomers: Liam Corkery, Michael Sullivan, Will Coppola, Morgan Capener, Alex Demeule, Drew Capener, Sam Coppola, Alan Barlow, Josh Wildes, Nate Hey, Sean O’Brien, Owen Meyer, Cooper Carifio, David Greene, Jordan Maysonet
Strength: Distance group.
Concern: Inexperience as varsity program.
Coach’s outlook: “We should be fairly competitive in the sprints, and most of the running events. We have a decent amount of athletes, but it will take some time to develope in the skilled events.”