Coach: Kelley Cullenberg (24 years).
Class: A; Conference: Kennebec Valley.
Last year’s results: Boys: Ninth in KVAC, 17th at state. Girls: eighth in KVAC, state sportsmanship banner.
Returning athletes: Boys: Seniors — Noah Carleton (sprints/long jump), William Frederic (disc/jav/sprints/middle distance), Ian Goding (sprints/long jump/hurdles/middle distance/distance), Trevayne Jackson (distance/middle distance), James McBean (sprints/long jump), Isaiah Reid (distance/middle distance), Isaac Seigle (middle distance/distance/hurdles/triple jump/pole vault), Michael Titus (middle distance/pole vault/racewalk/high jump/shot), Bretton Winchester (racewalk/throws); Juniors — Ian Burke (middle distance/high jump/triple jump/discus/jav), Jon Lesko (distance/middle distance), Zeke Robinson (distance/middle distance); Sophomore — Jesse Dalton (distance/middle distance). Girls: Seniors — Brooke Bonnevie (sprints/middle distance/discus), Hannah Minns (hurdles/sprints/throws), Darby Sabin (thrower), Isabelle Thomas (sprints/hurdles/high jump); Juniors — Marah Black (sprints), Sierra Goozey (throws), Rachel Harvell (sprints/middle distance), Sara Rogers (sprints); Sophomores — Annaset Jackson (distance/middle distance), Makenzie Seaward (high jump/long jump/middle distance), Lilly York (throws).
Key losses: Boys: Gavin Charest, Hunter Gleason, Hunter Hutchins, Jerry Mixangelo, Nate Pratt-Holt. Girls: Meg Charles, Emilee Eustis, Anna Glass, Maggie Hickey, Caitlin Kane, Emily McCarthy, Adelle Richards, Abby Wallace.
Promising newcomers: Seniors — Nate Everett (sprints/jumps/pole vault), Bryce Thomas (throws/distance/middle distance), Brandon Bard (sprints/jumps); Sophomores — Jacob Mealey (middle distance), Matt Otte (middle distance/sprints), Noah Ward-Rubin (sprints/throws); Freshmen — Jack Cushman (racewalk/sprints), Logan Dolbier (sprints/middle distance), Colbey Goozey (throws/middle distance), Clayton McCarthy (sprints/middle distance), Ethan McIntosh (middle distance/hurdles/jumps/sprints), Preston Ross (hurdles/jumps/sprints). Girls: Junior — Sierra Keim (sprints/jumps); Sophomores — Madison Archer (throws), Makinzy Whitney (sprints); Freshmen — Emily Austin (racewalk/sprints), Kahryn Cullenberg (distance/middle distance), Laura Gunter (throws/sprints), Julia Hatch (racewalk/throws), Katie Holmes (sprints/middle distance/throws), Hailey Kaminsky (sprints).
Season outlook: The Mt. Blue girls’ team lost several key athletes from last year, but has many promising newcomers, and Cullenberg said that balance might be just what the Cougars need. The boys’ team is looking to improve over last year and has added more athletes that have expanded its depth.