2017-18 indoor track and field team capsules

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Edward Little Indoor Track

Coach: Angela Jalbert (first year)

Conference: KVAC Class: A

Last year results: Boys — fifth in KVAC; 12th in state championship; Girls — sixth in KVAC; 20th in state championship.

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Returning athletes: Seniors — Barrak Abdraba, Russell Allen, Spencer Frahn, Fabrice Mpoyo, Amadou Ousmane, Alex Thompson, Jayson Taylor, Lauren Berube, Rebecca Raymond; Juniors — Michael Gary, Jordy Jimenez, Matt Syphers, Sofia Hartley, Sarah Charest, Jillian Richardson, Tessa Rubocki; Sophomores; Ben Strong, Olivia Jalbert, Julia Berube, Hanna Roy.

Key losses: Jazmin Breton, Kaylie Vallee, Tyler Blanchard, Jacob Gamache, Owen Mower, Race Bouchard, Max Giard.

Promising newcomers: Sophomore — Misha Boulet; Jacob Jackson, Gabriel Garcia, Matthew Metivier, Lindy Hyndman, Ella Boucher.

Season outlook: The Red Eddies boys team has lost five key athletes from last year’s squad, but promising athletes returning in the high jump, among other events, look to carry the team. On the girls’ side, Edward Little loses two key point scorers from last season but return many key athletes to remain solid.

Gray-New Gloucester Indoor Track

Coach: Todd Mercer (eleventh year)

Conference: WMC Class: B

Last year’s results: Boys — tenth in WMC, 27th in state championship; Girls — fifth in WMC, ninth at state championship.

Returning athletes: Seniors: Andrew Peterson, Ethan Ray, Emily Brewer,  Jaley Martin, Lindey Pierce, Jasmine French, Eliza Larrivee, Alison MacDonald; Juniors: Nathan Gendreau, Madison Post, Erica Schlichting.

Key losses: Jacob Arata, Morgan Brann, Nicholas Chandler, Trent Dexter

Promissing newcomers: Nicole Cobb, Madison Soule, Daniel Stash, Zoe Barnes

What to expect: Gray-New Gloucester is excited about their team this year, filled with lots of interesting new athletes. With more than 80 athletes, head coach Todd Mercer has a lot to work with. The girls’ team is promising, with many different athletes looking to place at the state level. 

Lewiston Indoor Track

Coach: Paul Soracco (fourth year)

Conference: KVAC Class: A

Last year’s results: Boys — third in KVAC, fifth in state championship; Girls fourth in KVAC, eighth in state championship. 

Returning athletes: Seniors: Davion Jackson, Abbas Muktar, Ryan Marley, Isiah Leach, Lucas Nichols, Enock Citenga, Taylor Chamberlain; Juniors — Maria Bellegarde, Zaid Teklu, Chelsea Beaudry; Sophomores — Katrina Bolduc.

Key losses: Ethan Solis, Ben Musese, Abdirashid Abukar, Joseph Kalilwa, Abshir Abukar, Tom Jumper, Keyshawn Green.

Promising newcomers: Crispin Kamandula, Connor Kaplinger, Benedict Citenga, Anna Andres Serpe

What to expect: There will be dependable standouts in the sprints, jumps, shot put and mid-distance, but the Devils are anticipating some new talents to emerge. The girls’ team returns standouts in the high jump, hurdles, sprints, and distance events. Both teams look to develop depth.

Poland Indoor Track

Head Coach: Rick Kramer  (fourth year)

Conference: WMC; Class: B

Last year’s results: Boys — 13th in KVAC, 24th in state championship; Girls — 11th in KVAC, 15th in state championship.

Returning athletes: Seniors — Gaebrial Bouchard, Gabe Crosby, Jon Koczkodan  Keatin Herrick, Sean Shanahan, Sam Stone, Matt Theberge,  Sam Walker, Lucas Yorkey, Desiree Wante, Sam Halmos, Sydney Gosselin; Juniors — Sam Benedict, Thomas Boyce, Jacob Gagnon, Kyle Greene, Issac Ouellette, Gavin Russo, Gawain Tibbetts, Olivia Vachon; Sophomores — Colin Marquis—Boutin, Matt Walker, Thomas Warden, Brittin Averill, Darrien Averill, Faith Davis, Nicole Kimball, Olivia Oullette, Annie McGlauflin, Mia Turkington, Autumn Willis.

Key losses: Benjamin Bernier, Vincent Russo, Elesha Pratt

Promissing newcomers: Katelynn Greene, Madison Goss, Trevor Herrick, Magnus Sibley, Tim Brienza, Kason Dalton, Alex Mitchell, Lucas Moulton, Emma Kilton, Madison Wante.

What to expect: Poland’s boys’ team features the best depth the program has had in years, especially in the distance and throwing events. The girls’ team will features a fast sprint group and should excel in the jumps and hurdles. 

St. Dom’s/Lisbon Indoor Track and Field

Head Coach: T.J. Niles (second year)

Conference: WMC; Class: B

Returning athletes: None.

Key Losses: Sydney Sirois, Ella Brown, Clare Kramer.

Promissing newcomers: Juniors — Bugsy Hammerton, Nick Walsh; Sophomores — Mark D’Allessandro; Freshmen — Liam Levasseur, Grace Girardin, Sarah Brown.

What to expect: St. Dom’s increases their number of athletes on the team to 14, up ten from last year. Lisbon is adding nine athletes of its own, creating a base for the program. 

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