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2018 Upper Valley High School Track & Field Preview

  • At the CVC track championship trials at Hanover High School in Hanover, N.H. on May 9, 2017 Kyle Doucette, of Hanover, left, Ryan Sullivan, of Lebanon, Abayomi Lowe, of Hartford, Parker Smith, of Stevens, and Owen Pelletier of Rivendell cross the finish line in the 100 meter dash. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • South Royalton's Connor Lambert crosses the finish line during the hurdles at the VPA Division IV state track meet in Chester, Vt., on June 2, 2017. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Thetford Academy's Meaggie Balch, left, competes in the 1600 meter race at a track meet between Hanover, Lebanon, Thetford, Manchester West , John Stark and Plymouth on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Hanover, N.H. (Valley News - Jovelle Tamayo) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.



Valley News Staff Writer
Saturday, April 28, 2018

This spring’s track and field season will be both a victory lap for some of the Upper Valley’s most recognizable athletes and a stepping stone for the region’s up-and-coming sprinters, throwers and jumpers.

One thing’s for sure: VPA Division III is going to be a wild ride.

Thetford, Oxbow and Woodstock all have shots to fall in line behind track and field powerhouse Bellows Falls, with Windsor’s boys making a more-than-convincing case. In D-IV, South Royalton will try to defend its title behind the multi-dimensional Connor Lambert, while Hartford tries to build on its indoor season success with a high finish under the sun in D-II.

In New Hampshire, Hanover’s boys are deep and dangerous thanks to the sprinting power of Kyle Doucette, Colm Seigne in middle distance and the long-distance running of Morgan Baughman. Lebanon’s boys are also on tap for a solid year with Ryan Sullivan in jumps and sprints and Marcus Roper in the throwing circle.

Other athletes are on pace for individual accolades. Whitcomb’s Alexandra Timmins will try to defend her 1,500 title and win the 3,000 and javelin crowns that escaped her a year ago, Newport’s Peter Thibault gets one more crack at a throwing title, and Sharon’s Dillon Buttner will try to find a way to win an event after coming up short in three last year.

HANOVER

Coach: Steve McConnell (5).

Last Year: Hanover’s girls placed 11th overall, boys settled for 15th overall. Leila Trummel was fourth in the 1,600 and seventh in the 3,200; Hannah Whittman won the pole vault. Kyle Doucette was fourth in the 100 and second in the 200.

League: NHIAA Division II.

Boys Returnees: Seniors — Morgan Baughman, Jack Burnham, Kezar Berger, Malachy Flynn, Simon Herron, Justin Hybels, Jake Licht, James Napier, Daniel Pinigin, Nicolas Putnam, Samuel Pych, David Wilson. Juniors — Matthew Fenner, Juan Bautista Gallino, Deveon Martin, Hagin Onyango, Quinn Renshaw, Jack Robey, Colm Seigne. Sophomores — Daniel Bandler, Peter Burnham, Andrew Chen, Kyle Doucette, Ivan Hacker, Quincy McBride, Jackson Tolliday.

Girls Returnees: Seniors — Johanna Bandler, Elisabeth Nordstrom. Juniors — Emily Bregou, Leila Trummel. Sophomores — Christine Aman, Kyla Bouchard, Alice Garner, Anna Stafford, Peiper Thomas, Aimee Vollmann.

Boys Newcomers: Seniors — Nicolas Putnam, Hayden Smith. Juniors — Ali Nihat Altinova, Lorenzo Paparella. Sophomores — Colin Furch, Jack Meehan. Freshmen — Zachary Carter, Jason Chou, Daniel Frost, Patrick Osborn, Elias Williams.

Girls Newcomers: Senior — Sadie Lingelbach-Pierce. Juniors — Greta Bolinger, Lily Clarke, Geneva Kwaku, Rachel Matthew. Sophomore — Elaine Taylor. Freshmen — Catherine Bregou, Ava Fitts, Caroline Loescher, Ella MacLean, Bridget Meehan, Zoe Onyango, Kira Smith, Quanah Tokarski.

Analysis: Hanover coach Steve McConnell is excited about what his strong sophomore and junior classes are shaping into following a strong winter indoor campaign. Kyle Doucette returns after a breakout freshman season; he finished a disappointing third in the 55 during indoors and will be motivated for better results this spring. McConnell is also looking forward to a breakout season for junior Colm Seigne at middle distances and the return of distance runner Morgan Baughman from injury.

On the girls side, a youthful combination of distance runners Leila Trummel, Elsa Nordstrom and Christine Aman have showed promise in the early going. Peiper Thomas and Anna Stafford, said McConnell, are also expected to score at states.

HARTFORD

Coach: Mike Perry (20).

Last Year: Hartford’s boys and girls each took third at the D-II state meet. Abayomi Lowe won the 200 and finished second in the 100. Dylan Tucker took fourth in the 300. Ileana Sirois was second in the 100 hurdles and third in the 300 hurdles, triple jump and long jump. Kennedy Mullen was third in the 400 and fourth in the triple jump.

League: VPA Division II.

Boys Returnees: Seniors — Riley Kehoe, Michael Olsen, Callum Brittain. Juniors — Lucas Benson, Busara Hall, Thomas Kasten, Abayomi Lowe, Hunter Noyes, Dylan Tucker. Sophomores — Aaron Mitchell, Ryan Reed, Matthew Robbins.

Girls Returnees: Seniors — Ileana Sirois, Morgan White, Sarah Boulanger, Natalie Charron, Clara Posner. Sophomores — Kennedy Mullen, Anne Marie Schneller, Maliya Sinclair.

Boys Newcomers: Seniors — Benjamin Healy, Patrick Marshall. Freshmen — James Boulanger, Parker Kehoe, Calvin McCrory, Benjamin Rushton, Finnian Sunde.

Girls Newcomers: Freshmen – Katie Trombley, Kayli Whitcomb, Clementine Philip, Gretchen Josselyn, Eleanor Hinckley.

Analysis: Hartford is as strong as ever coming off of an impressive indoor season this winter.

Short-distance speedster Abayomi Lowe once again leads the boys in an all-important junior outdoor campaign, with coach Mike Perry expecting him to bring in plenty of points in the 100, 200 and 400 at the state meet. Hartford’s girls, on the other hand, are in a full youth movement. Senior Ileana Sirois has become automatic in the hurdle and jumping events. Sophomore Kennedy Mullen and freshman duo Eleanor Hinckley and Gretchen Josselyn helped Hartford take second in indoors and will try to build on their recent success.

LEBANON

Coach: Kevin Lozeau (5).

Last Year: Lebanon’s boys and girls each placed third at states. Ryan Milliken was second in the 100 and third in the 200; Ryan Sullivan won the high and long jumps and Marcus Roper won the shot put. Corinne Kennedy won the 800 and Kath Merchant won the javelin, discus and shot put.

League: NHIAA Division II.

Boys Returnees: Seniors — Edward Bieszczad, Jonathan Brennan, Peter Maslan, Zach Petrin, Marcus Roper, Donald Willeman. Juniors — Zach Herndon, Ben Lammert, Ryan Sullivan, William Tanski, Noel Vorachak, Austin Whitcomb. Sophomores — Nate Brown, Cody Davis, Will Forman, Brendan Freeman, Peter Ogrinc, Ben Tichner, Michael Weeks,

Girls Returnees: Seniors — Samantha Brady, Adrianna Fernandez, Grace Furlong, Shelby Hanks, Kim Merchant, Kath Merchant, Sophia Miller. Junior — Sarah Ball. Sophomores — Anna Bieszczad, Emma Doyle, Maria Goodwin, Emma Herndon, Olivia Lammert, Claudia Simione, Abigail Snow, Irina Stan, Madeline Wolfe.

Boys Newcomers: Juniors — Shane Balise, Laken Mooney, Kevin Sullivan, Collin Wainwright. Sophomores — Cole Ames, Roneet Arora, Aidan Brandt, Brian Daly. Freshmen — James Grant, Logan Moodie, John Mooney, Logan Sanchez, Ryan Tanski.

Girls Newcomers: Juniors — Adrianna Fernandez, Quinn LeCain, Alexandra Roberts, Natalie VanderNoot. Sophomores — Quinn Beek, Caroline Borger. Freshmen — Kathryn Brennan, Avery Kantor, Chenji Yuan.

Analysis: Gone are two of Lebanon’s biggest contributors from a year ago, Ryan Milliken and Corinne Kennedy having graduated, but the Raiders still have tricks up their sleeves. Kim and Kath Merchant return for their final season of varsity track and are expected to once again dominate javelin, discus and shot put events. Marcus Roper is coming off of a strong indoor campaign and is the early-season favorite to repeat his shot put title from a year ago. Ryan Sullivan is still a force in the high jumps, long jumps and short distance events.

MASCOMA

Coach: Tom Warner (12).

Last Year: Boys were 23rd at states; girls did not score. Owen Schneider was fourth in the 400 and fifth in the high jump. Sheldon Farnsworth was ninth in the 100 prelims.

League: NHIAA Division III.

Boys Returnees: Seniors — Chris Gill, Torey Newman, Jordan Peck, Owen Schneider, Spencer Stebbins, Hunter Whyte. Juniors — Henry Clough, Justin Andrew. Sophomores — Alek Connelly.

Girls Returnees: Seniors — Kaelyn Gelinas, Zoe Grodan, Elizabeth Jones, Madison Merrihew, Paxton Morley, Olivia Salamy, Sydney Thompson. Junior — Grace Keyser. Sophomores — Olivia Bean, Kira Emery, Lindsay McDonald, Samantha Rizzo, Nicole Williams, Amelia Wilson.

Boys Newcomers: Senior — Lincoln Tracey. Juniors — Asa Wood, Joe Stone. Freshmen — Dirk Andrew, Gaige Hollis, Gabe Rock, Cam Stebbins.

Girls Newcomers: Seniors — Olivia Kinnett. Juniors — Bella Kondi, Lizz Pelton. Sophomore — Michaela Dowd. Freshmen — Rachel Dargie, Sophia Guziewicz, Hannah Kierstead, Natalia Poitras, Isabelle Schneider, Zoe Stanford.

Analysis: Owen Schneider returns after a solid finish in multiple events at last year’s state meet.

NEWPORT

Coaches: P.J. Lovely and Jeff Miller (3).

Last Year: Newport’s boys were 12th, while the girls did not score at states. Peter Thibault was third in both the shot put and the discus. Mason Martel was seventh in both the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles. John Thibault was ninth in the 200.

League: NHIAA Division III.

Boys Returnees: Seniors — Gabe Edwards, Josh Plante, Peter Thibault, Ethan Houde, Dylan Palmer. Juniors — Joey Ackerman, Gavin Lovely, Ben Gallagher, Cole McNamara, Odell Bedell. Sophomores — John Thibault, Mason Martell, Mike Wilkinson, Caleb Palmer, Isaac Iafeyette, Zen Hall, Ben Maynard.

Boys Newcomers: Senior — Keagan Halleck. Freshmen — Marius Edwards, Ryder Lovely, Jagger Lovely.

Girls Newcomers: Senior — Anna Pysz. Juniors — Madison Sanville, Selena Coronis. Sophomores — Anna Caron, Allie Howald. Freshmen — Izzy Serrintino, Maddie Miller.

Analysis: Newport is once again led by the Thibault brothers. Peter coming off of a stellar perfo-rmance in shot put and discus, while John coming into his own as a star short-distance runner. Tigers co-coach P.J. Lovely is also excited about what Mason Martel and Dylan Palmer can bring to the squad, expecting his boys to score some points at states. Newport’s girls are all newcomers, but Lovely said the group shows promise.

OXBOW

Coaches: Emily Willems and Amy Cook (8).

Last Year: Oxbow’s girls finished second behind Bellows Falls; the boys placed fourth. Izzy Giesing won the 400, 800 and 1,500 and was part of the O’s winning 4x400 relay team. Hannah Giesing was second in the girls long jump, second in the 400 and third in the 200. Jon Puffer led the boys with wins in the pole vault and 400 to go with a second-place finish in the 300.

League: VPA Division III.

Boys Returnees: Seniors — Owen Pelletier. Juniors — Calvin Cook, William Douglas, Tim Hodges, Bryceson Craig, Brennan Kimball, Orin Mahikoa, Jarret Rock, Tyrus Rosten. Sophomores — Aiden Bowles, Keelan Durham, Kyle Emerson.

Girls Returnees: Seniors — Emily Carson, Hannah Giesing, Izzy Giesing, Danielle Gordon, Jasmine Rodin. Juniors — Lara Jones, Summer Paye. Sophomores — Micheala LaCount, Molly Sironen, Lana Wood.

Boys Newcomers: Seniors — Sully French, Willy Moreno. Freshman — Sam McIntire.

Girls Newcomers: Freshmen – Abby Bartlett, Kelly Daigle, Lorr Rosten.

Analysis: It’s a victory lap for Izzy and Hannah Giesing, two of the most accomplished athletes in Oxbow’s history. The pair should dominate their respective events – Izzy in the 400, 800 and 1,500, Hannah in the 200, 400 and long jump. Izzy was fifth in the 1,000 in indoors. Freshmen Kelly Daigle was third in both shot put and weight throw in indoors and could become the O’s top thrower.

The boys lost top scorer Jon Puffer and thrower Jake Stimson to graduation, but return Jarret Rock (fourth in the 200 and fifth in the long jump a year ago) and thrower Calvin Cook (11th in the shot put, 13th in discus) along with a heavily populated junior class. Rivendell’s Owen Pelletier, who trains with the O’s, returns to D-IV defending his 100, high jump and long jump titles from a year ago. 

SHARON

Coach: Kevin Gish (9).

Last Year: Boys took fourth at states, girls 14th. Dillon Buttner was second in the 400, third in the discus and fourth in the 800. Olly Skeet-Browning was third in the 400. Richard Morrill was second in the 200 and fifth in the 400.

League: VPA Division IV.

Boys Returnees: Seniors — Dillon Buttner, Aidan Trimble, Joseph Campbell. Juniors — Sami Husain.

Girls Returnees: Sophomores — Sophie Chesnut, Laila Reimanis.

Girls Newcomers: Sophomores — Georgia Quackenbos, Aili Johnstone, Novah Conway.

Analysis: Gish is looking forward to some strong performances from returning senior Dillon Buttner in the 400 and discus at states; he will also be in a sampling of other events throughout the spring as he prepares for the decathlon in June. Gish is also high on distance runner Laila Reimanis in the 1,500 and 3,000 following a strong performance during fall’s cross country season.

SOUTH ROYALTON

Coaches: Shannon Palone and David Mattern (3).

Last Year: South Royalton’s boys won their first D-IV title since 2013 by a hefty margin. Connor Lambert won the javelin, pole vault and the 110 hurdles and was second in the discus. Eric Taylor won the 200, Brais Figueroa Fraga won the 300 hurdles and the 400, and South Royalton swept all three relay events. The girls took seventh, led by Eliza Mabey with fourth-place finishedes in the 800 and 3,000.

League: VPA Division IV.

Boys Returnees: Seniors — Bradford Jones, Ryan Jones, Connor Lambert, Christopher McCullough, Nicholas Thornton. Juniors — Jason Armstrong, Caleb Chase, Sam Fisk. Sophomores — Brice Stride, Eric Taylor.

Girls Returnees: Seniors — Kylen Nelson, Aliza George. Juniors — Eliza Mabey, Emily McClain, Jasmine Smith. Sophomores — Emily Hemond, Abigail Parr, Kaylyn Scoskie, Alexis Taylor-Young.

Boys Newcomers: Junior — Alvaro Sanabrio. Freshmen — Logan Burbank, Jacob Cloud, Alex Lober, Alex Madden, Kendrick Madden, Jack Simack, Peter Thornton, Jacob Wilkenson.

Girls Newcomers: Sophomores — Jazlyn Barnaby. Freshmen — Grace Dakin, Lilly Hudson, Stellaria Jones, Maddie McShinsky, Alexandra Parr, Nicole Smith.

Analysis: South Royalton’s boys track team returns many of its heavy-hitters from a year ago. Connor Lambert will be looking to build on a breakout junior year in which he won the javelin, pole vault and 110 hurdles to lift the Royals to state honors. Eric Taylor contributed with a win at the 200, and returns for his sophomore season, as does Christopher McCullough to round out SoRo’s deep squad.

On the girls side, Royals distance runner Eliza Mabey returns after finishing fourth in both the 800 and the 3,000 a year ago.

STEVENS

Coach: Matt Baird-Torney (5).

Last Year: Boys 14th and girls 15th overall at states. Ethan Sweet was second in the triple jump and third in the long jump. Drew Grenier was eighth in the 1,600 and 10th in the 800. Marion Lovett was third in the high jump.

League: NHIAA Division III.

Boys Returnees: Seniors — Joey Desilets, Drew Grenier, Adrian Harlow, Griffin LaBrie. Junior — Baylor Rozzell. Sophomores — Cameron Eaton, Matthew Jones, Tyler Sullivan, Samuel Sweet.

Girls Returnees: Juniors — Alyssa Alberto, Olivia Barcelou, Brooke Bonneau, Leeann McCarthy, Hillary Pellerin, Audrey Puksta. Sophomores — Lauren Birney, Kaitlin Cox, Lexi Eitapence, Emily Emerson.

Boys Newcomers: Freshmen—– Justice Durgin, Luke Forrest, Prescott Herzog, Michael Love, Phillip Mason, J.J. Tursky, Christian Wiley.

Girls Newcomers: Freshmen — Emily Herbert, Quinn McCaffery, Julia Tusky.

Analysis: Stevens will have a hard time replacing running standouts Marion Lovett and Ethan Sweet, who graduated last year. Audrey Puksta returns after placing eighth in the girls triple jump at states a year ago. Drew Grenier will try to build on his eighth-place finish in the 1,600 and a 10th-place finish in the 800 from last year.

SUNAPEE

Coach: Emily Cousens (3).

Last Year: Girls were 14th at states, while the boys did not score. Katie Frederick was fifth in the 400, Maryann Cousens placed fourth in the 800 and Suzanne Rickard scored fourth in the javelin.

League: NHIAA Division III.

Boys Returnees: Juniors — Carson Garland, Jake Austin.

Girls Returnees: Seniors — Mary Moynihan, Bethie Coverdale, Suzanne Rickard, Aubrey Porter. Juniors — Kaleigh Bean, Nicole Malanga, Maddie Blewitt.

Boys Newcomers: Senior — Brandon Strobel. Freshman — Brendan Kelleher.

Girls Newcomers: Freshmen — Cari Peirce, Emma Tuohy, Riley Kelleher.

Analysis: Cousens’ team may be smaller than it was a year ago, but the third-year coach is still optimistic about its chances.

Cousens is high on Suzanne Rickard, Aubrey Porter, Mary Moynihan and Bethie Coverdale in distance and throwing events this spring. On the boys side are distance runner Jake Austin, Carson Garland and Brandon Strobel. Cousens is also excited about what newcomer Brendan Kelleher can do in the 110 and 300 hurdles.

THETFORD

Coaches: Emily Silver (7) and Joel Breakstone (10).

Last Year: Boys took second, girls placed third at states. Dylan Thorburn won the boys 800 and took third in the 1,500 behind Malcolm Silver-Van Meter, who placed second. The boys also won the 4x400 and 4x800 meter relays. Morgan Lavoy was fifth in both the 100 and 200, and Meaggie Balch won the 3,000 and was second in both the 800 and 1,500 for the girls.

League: VPA Division III.

Boys Returnees: Seniors — Jackson Hall, Peter LaBelle, Alex MacVeagh, Clifford Ransom, Christian Robinson, Dylan Thorburn, Malcolm Silver-Van Meter. Juniors — Gabriel Gaetz, Eli Kaliski, Camden Moffitt, Alexander Robinson, Ian Spelman. Sophomores — Alex Chase, Vincent Nacio Levey, Frank Loveland, Jason Wolstenholme.

Girls Returnees: Seniors — Meaggie Balch, Emma Bauer, Grace Clement, Hannah Davis, Ellenor Koppers, Morgan Lavoy. Juniors — Anabel Reining, Hannah Schwarz. Sophomores — Grace Davis, Elle Dixon, Morgan Gaffney, Macy Lawson, Casey MacVeagh, Lily MacVeagh, Emma Thorburn.

Boys Newcomers: Juniors — William Bosco. Sophomores — Tad Darrah, John Longshaw, Thomas Powley. Freshmen — Carter Banks, Nathan Brooker, Riley Burkins, Max Higgins, Dylan Kotlowitz, Knute Linehan, Dylan Moody-A’Ness, Jackson Ransom.

Girls Newcomers: Sophomores — Arwen Clayton, Alexis Gaetz. Freshmen — Kayla Busby, Layla Hanissian, Searphyn Payne, Nattille Sanso, Zia Smith, Samara Spelman, Eloise Silver-Van Meter, Olivia White.

Analysis: Senior veteran Meaggie Balch returns after yet another stellar indoor campaign, slated to compete with Oxbow’s Izzy Giesing in the 800 and 1,500, and sprinting senior Morgan Lavoy has pushed herself into the top-five conversation in the 100 and 200. But Thetford’s girls will rely on their jumpers to score points at states, with Grace Clement (second in the high jump), Hannah Harkins (second in pole vault) and Grace Davis (fourth in the long jump) all returning.

For the boys, Dylan Thorburn returns for his senior season after winning the 800 and taking third in the 1,500. TA will need to replace now-graduated Mitchell Higgins, a short-distance runner who placed third in the 200 and fourth in the 400,

WHITCOMB

Coach: Felicia Dieffenbach (1).

Last Year: Girls were fourth, boys were 12th at states. Alexandra Timmins won the 1,500, was second in the 3,000 and the javelin, and was third in the 800. Molly LaFromboise won the discus. Liam Walker was third in the long jump, fourth in the 200 and sixth in the 400.

League: VPA Division IV.

Boys Returnee: Junior — Gavin Turner.

Girls Returnees: Junior — Alexandra Timmins. Sophomore — Grace LaFromboise.

Boys Newcomers: Junior — Austin Williams. Freshmen — Cameron Gray, Nicholas Steventon.

Girls Newcomers: Freshman — Victoria Bonsignore.

Analysis: Long-distance specialist Alexandra Timmins enters the spring coming off of strong performances in cross country and indoor track. She was in the top three in four different events in last year’s outdoor states, leading the Whitcomb girls to a fourth-place finish overall. First-year coach Felicia Dieffenbach, mother to former Woodstock track star Anna Dieffenbach, is excited about her throwers and hurdlers this season.

WINDSOR

Coach: Patrick Gordon (3).

Last Year: Boys placed fifth, girls were eighth at the D-III state meet. Vincent Moeykens took second in the boys 100, and Daniel Dexter took sixth in the 110 hurdles. Ethan Rhoad was third in the shot put. Anna Thornton was fourth in the girls pole vault.

League: VPA Division III.

Boys Returnees: Seniors — Vincent Moeykens, Ethan Rhoad, Terry Ziccardi, Jacob Curtis, Tate Hurd, Jacob Tucker. Juniors — Alex Townsend, Daniel Dexter. Sophomores — Justin McKenrick, Wyatt Bean.

Girls Returnees: Junior — Anna Thornton.

Boys Newcomers: Sophomore — Eli Milligan. Freshmen — Owen Abrahamsen, Blake Archambault, Trace Petermann, Jacob Underhill.

Girls Newcomers: Sophomore — Angelina Bigwood. Freshmen — Lexia Stanley, Morgan Mc-Keen.

Analysis: Gordon believes second place in VPA Division III is up for grabs for the boys behind the ever-loaded program at favorite Bellows Falls. Getting there will take some strategic planning.

“We’re fully stacked at short distance, middle distance, jumping and throwing,” Gordon said of his boys squad. “We’re really lacking at longer distances. We have a strong group of 15 or 16 boys, a number of whom can score.”

The Jackets have a plethora of short-distance runners, led by speedy senior Vincent Moeykens in the sprints and Daniel Dexter in hurdles. Ethan Rhoad will also compete once again in shot put and discus. For the girls, basketball standouts Angelina Bigwood and Morgan McKeen have joined the squad, but having only four competing athletes will make it tough to place at states.

WOODSTOCK

Coach: Greg Somerville (4).

Last Year: Girls fourth at states, boys took fifth. Anna Dieffenbach won the 100, high jump and long jump and was third in the 300. Grace Vollers was second in the javelin and third in the 800. Bill Wood won the 200 and the long jump, was third in the 400 and fifth in the 100.

League: VPA Division III.

Boys Returnees: Senior — Matthew Bassette. Juniors — Evan Alsup, Zac Cannon, Joshua Duefield, Matthew Ennis, Kyle Gordon. Sophomores — Justice Bassette, Davis Tyler.

Girls Returnees: Seniors — Lily Adler, Katrina Boswell, Olivia Brooks, Hailey Napier, Claire Saunders, Grace Vollers. Juniors — Bridgit Black, Khara Brettell, Elizabeth Currier, Anna Hepler, Lily Walker Money. Sophomores — Lola Dorsogna, Zoe Napier, Kit Oney, Alice Sperber.

Boys Newcomers: Freshmen — Wilber Abrams III, Tyler Bean, Riley Chynoweth, Calef Hepler, Alexander Inglis.

Girls Newcomers: Seniors — Carissa Kinsman, Morgan Willis. Juniors — Angelina Amadeo, Savannah Carr, Claire Coates, Alexa Tsouknakis. Sophomores — Mackenzie Yates. Freshmen — Natalie Carr, Ashley Carroll, Ava Dodson, Lilia McCullough, Lea Sperber, Sarah Sprague, Faye Stevens.

Analysis: Gone are the graduated Bill Wood and Anna Dieffenbach, leaving seniors Matthew Bassette and Grace Vollers to pick up the slack. Vollers was second in the javelin and third in the 800 a year ago at states; Bassette finished sixth in both the 800 and the 3,000. Somerville expects both to be the Wasps’ big contributors this spring.

WOODSVILLE

Coaches: Christina and A.J. Flateau (9).

Last Year: Woodsville was not represented in last year’s state meet.

League: NHIAA Division III.

Boys Returnees: Seniors — Ethan Sanville. Juniors — Curtis Wyman, Eric Saffo, Ethan Dessaint, Kevin Cadreact, Lucas Thornton.

Girls Returnees: Seniors – Charlotte Hickey, Chelsea Paye, Else Belarski, Kiara Reagan. Sophomores — Astra Sleeper, Lilah Flynn, Mikayla Smith.

Boys Newcomers: Seniors — Joseph Aldrich. Juniors — Noah Englert, Vincent Perkins. Sophomores — Shea Ingerson. Freshman — Joseph Goslant.

Girls Newcomers: Juniors — Sierra Norko, Manuela Barros. Sophomores — Danielle Hallam. Freshmen — Beth Lalmond, Nye Adamkowsk, Kaycee Reagan, Olivia Sarkis.

Analysis: Woodsville did not make appearance at the state meet last year, but a year under its belt could help. Ethan Sanville returns for another year of sprints, Chelsea Paye returns to focus on long jump and Kiara Reagan in the triple jump.

“We are excited to see all of our athletes and their performances this year,” said co-coach A.J. Flateau.

Correction

Quinn Renshaw is a member of the Hanover boys track team. An earlier version of this preview incorrectly listed what team he competes for.