Poland outdoor track and field 2017 preview

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Coaches: Boys: Rick Kramer (12th year); Girls: Dan Roy (11th year).

Class: B; Conference: Western Maine.

Last year’s results: Boys: fifth in District 1 at WMCs, 23rd at state; Girls: seventh in District 1 at WMCs, 23rd at state.

Returning athletes: Boys: Senior — Justin Gannon; Juniors — Gaeb Bouchard, Kyle Greene, Sam Stone, Sam Walker; Sophomores — Jacob Gannon, Gavin Russo. Girls: Seniors — Hope Dubois, Elesha Pratt; Juniors — Sydney Gosselin, Katelynn Greene, Sam Halmos, Kiana Kelley, Desiree Menard; Sophomores — Holly Desjardins, Sophia Martin, Alexis Morey.

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Key losses: Boys: Tom Flint, Eathan Letourneau. Girls: Leah Desjardins, Angie Dubois, Hanna Knaut, Brooke Yorkey.

Promising newcomers: Boys: Seniors — Austin Bouchard, Andrew Demers; Junior — Sean Shanahan; Freshmen — Cole Cushman, Elias Hesketh, Cooper Keene, Jaxson Learned, DJ Mackenzie, Colin Marguis-Boutin, Ben Pittman, Matt Walker, Thomas Worden. Girls: Senior — Cheyenne Bisson; Freshmen — Darien Averill, Brittian Averill, Elizabeth Cooper, Lauren Lee, Neveah Longchamps, Alanna Myshrall, Kayla Ogden, Olivia Ouellette, Mia Turkington, Autumn Willis.

Season outlook: The Knights are looking forward to a season of growth, highlighted by a strong group of underclassmen and promising newcomers. Coaches say that the group is focused and eager to learn, and that success will depend on team progress and the development of specialized event skills.

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