First meet: Dec. 18 vs. Amesbury and Lynnfield at Andover
Coach: Tim Foley (19th season)
Last year’s record: 6-3
Key returners: Birgitta Glaser, Erin Carroll, Amanda Kenney, Lauren Bean, Saah Turi, Becca Speak, Bella Palma, Kelly Conway, Maria Sterling, Liza Twomey, Samantha Orlando, Julia Frisch, Kim Capri
Newcomers: Hannah Sheehy, Jackie Archie, Lindsay Hurst, Maddie Goodheart, Ava Black, Kate Nickodemus, Marcella Mastracola, Claudia Runk, Sophia Carlat, Charolette Graf, Erin Filetti, Lilyanne Riley, Savannah Waterworth
Strengths: Hurdles, sprints.
Concerns: Throws, development of newcomers.
Coach’s outlook: “We want to improve meet by meet.”
First meet: Saturday (9 a.m.) vs. Lynnfield at Ipswich
Coach: Ernie Bissaillon (18th season)
Last year’s record: 1-8
Key returners: Julia Shorter, Emily Pugh, Marissa Randall, Lucy Scholz, Genielou Brogan
Newcomers: Samantha Stone, Hailee Gibadlo, Lacy Raymond, Lauren Gonthier, Caitlyn Magowan
Strengths: Throws and distance events.
Concerns: Hurdles and jumps.
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 (2nd season)
Last year’s record: 2-6
Key returners: Kerstin Darsney, Laura Frackiewicz, Liz Willmonton, Jess Fish, Erin Holloran, Sydney Rybicki, Rachel Jean, Jeanne Martin, Brianna Ramirez, Ceili Riccio, Jess Savage, Skyler Accomando, Sam Dibacco, Beatrice Donoghue, Audrey Martin, Ava Moran, Bridget Moran, Sadie O’Keefe, Jackie Robert, Maddie Quigley, Danielle Sedler
Newcomers: Mackenzie Steeves, Tess Broll, Nicola Hepp, Emma McGonagle, Kylie Smith, Greta Auwerda, Kendra Beauparlant, Alexi Brochu, Becca Cagney, Sophia Corsetti, Noelle Indingaro, Skyla Lewis, Sarah Maggiacomo, Dayna Rybicki
Strengths: Top-end talent.
Concerns: Overall youth and lack of experience.
Coach’s outlook: “Our upper-level kids should give us a shot in most meets, but to be really competitive we will need the younger kids to contribute. Last year was an excellent freshman class and we have another strong group coming in along with some talented new sophomores. Eventually we’re going to be pretty good. The question is how long will it take for us to start really competing.”