Coach: Sean Galipeau-Eldridge (ninth year)

Returning letter winners: Boys: Seniors —Ben Albee, Joe Bernhard, Tim Landry, Troy Ashcroft; Juniors — Jake MacDonald, Connor Pinkham; Sophomores — Jeremy Doane, Tyler Hemond, Ian Pinkett, Ben Letourneau; Girls: Senior — Kendra Lobley; Juniors — Miranda Gile, Staci Piirainen, Maeve Wood; Sophomores — Sylvia Beliveau, Jessica Lalonde, Kristin DiBello.

Key losses: Girls: Caroline Blake, Natasha Piirainen, Maggie Norton

Promising newcomers: Boys: Junior — Andrew Peterson; Sophomores — Dillon Soucy, Taylor Wood; Girls: Sophomore — Johanna Moody; Freshmen — Renee Reid, Anna Poirier, Journee Levasseur.

Outlook: The Knights should be improved in the treaherous Western Maine Conference. The boys remain young, but have senior leaders ready to step up and keep the team focused. Lobley, an 800 meter track champion who qualified for the New England cross country champioships in 2009, will be among the top competitors in Class B. Enthusiastic new additions could help Poland improve as the season unfolds.

Coach’s comment:

“The boys are excited to build on our base of experience from last year. The girls’ team is establishing a new identity with strong veteran leaders and some promising new runners.” — Coach Jamerson Crowley.


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