Coaches: Boys: Todd Mercer, ninth year; Girls: Mike Griffin, first year

Conference/Class: WMC/Class B

Last year’s results: Boys: sixth in Division I at WMCs, 11th at Class B states; Girls: seventh in Division I at WMCs, 15th at Class B states

Returning athletes: Boys: Seniors — Ben Garcia, Garret Moran, Zack Haskell; Sophomore — Andrew Peterson; Girls: Seniors — Emily Dawkins (throws), Tram Ho (throws), Ciara Phillips (throws), Scout Ray (pole vault/jumps), Bri Fortin (pole vault/jumps), Gabrielle Martineau (sprints), Olivia Giles (distance), Samantha Shampine (distance); Sophomores — Emma MacCallum (throws), Jaley Martin (sprints)

Promising newcomers: Girls: Freshmen — Maddie Post, Erica Schlecting, Abbey Chandler

Season outlook: The Gray-New Gloucester boys have two exceptional individuals in Garcia (distance) and Haskell (sprints, jumps) to lead a relatively young team. Moran could a be dark horse for the Patriots, while Peterson is ready to come into his own. The Gray-NG girls will be led by their stable of throwers, and have some top performers in most events. The Patriots have 40 girls out for the team this year.


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