Lisbon outdoor track and field 2017 preview

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Coach: Dean Hall (39th year).

Class: C; Conference: Mountain Valley.

Last year’s results: Boys: MVC champion, third at state meet. Girls: MVC champion, placed fourth at state meet.

Returning athletes: Boys: Seniors — Kurtis Bolton (pole/sprints), Garrett Caton (sprints/jumps), Jacob Fusaro (jumps/relays), Bryant Hall (sprints/jumps), Kyle LaRoche (middle distance), Reece Martin-Morong (throws), Mike Schlotterbeck (racewalk/distance); Juniors — Ben Blake (jumps), Joe Fusaro (jumps/hurdles), Dylan George (sprints/relays), Bradley Harriman (pole/hurdles). Glenn Hill (sprints/hurdles), Morgan Perron (sprints/relays), Jonah Sautter (throws); Sophomores — Caleb Berube (sprints), Henry Doyle (middle distance), Nolan Havlicek (race walk/throws), Alan Lavoie (racewalk/throws), David Schlotterbeck (distance), Geoffrey Shambarger (racewalk /distance), Austin Smith (sprints/jumps), Seth Tapley (jumps), Isaiah Thompson (sprints/jumps). Girls: Seniors — Chase Collier (hurdles/jumps), Kaylin Le (jumps/middle distance), Ciera Miller (throws); Juniors — Emily Brewer (throws), Sydney Douglass (racewalk/distance), Emma Houle (sprints/relays), Anna Wiley (middle distance), Melissa Wood (throws/relays); Sophomores — Emma DiGregorio (middle distance), Valerie Doucette (sprints/jumps), Jordan Ott (sprints).

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Key losses: Boys: Henry Adams, Jake Angelico, Austin Bedford, Brett Carter, Jordan Cole, Shawn Grover, Nick Harriman, Nick Huston, Jon Melnick, Brock Vachon. Girls: Hannah Berube, Abby Gamache, Charlotte Mooney, Bree Sautter.

Promising newcomers: Senior — Tanton Mattson (throws); Juniors — Jonathan Kolbe (jumps/middle distance), Xavier Pinkerton (sprints); Freshmen — Daniel Bolton, Cameron Bourget, Alex Cole, D.J. Douglass, Jacob George, Corbin Hall, Seth Leeman, Izaya May, Justin Merrill, Dave Poulin, Michael Ray, Kadrian Rugullies, Justin Violette, Derek Wilson. Girls: Senior — Alika McMurrin (throws), Kali Gould (manager); Juniors — Savannah Czechalski (jumps), Savannah Fisher (sprints /jumps); Sophomores — Kirsten Dunn (throws), Erin Stovall (middle distance); Freshmen — Oceana Assignon, Emma Cleaves, Charlee Cox, Eva Deveau, Aliah French, Caitlyn Hall, Siara Martin, Timber Mattson, Madison Valcourt, Vannessa Wasielewski.

Season outlook: The Lisbon boys won their 11th consecutive Mountain Valley Conference title in 2016 before placing third at the Class C state championships. The girls also won the MVC, and then placed fourth at the state meet. In summary, the Greyhounds should be a force in the conference and the state.

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