Coach: Todd Mercer (ninth year)

Conference/Class: WMC/Class B

Returning athletes: Boys: Seniors – Ben Garcia, Garrett Moran, Austin Cross; Sophomores – Sam Aube, Jeremiah Gendreau, Jaykob Sanborn, Andrew Peterson.

Girls: Seniors – Emily Dawkins, Tram Ho, Clara Phillips, Samantha Shampine, Olivia Giles, Scout Ray, Anna Espling; Junior – Emma MacCallum; Sophomore – Jaley Martin.

Promising newcomers: Boys: Junior – Joe Gurney; Girls: Freshmen – Madison Post, Abby Ross

Season outlook: The Patriots have some great talent among their relatively small group of upperclassmen. They could struggle to complete with bigger teams in regular-season meets. They have kids that are capable of winning events, but don’t have athletes to compete in every event. Ben Garcia is a boy to watch, while the Patriots have a quartet of talented girls’ shot-putters, and Scout Ray should compete for state championship points in the pole vault. Gray-NG has some talented underclassmen, but for the most part, they are still pretty raw. As the season moves into championship season, don’t be surprised to see Gray-NG scoring better than it did during the regular season.

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or login first for digital access. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.