Coaches: Boys: JT Taylor, fifth year; Girls: Adam Curato, fifth year

Conference/Class: MVC/Class C

Last year’s results: Boys: fifth at MVCs, 17th at Class C states; Girls: seventh at MVCs

Returning athletes: Seniors — Mike Provencher (sprints), Holden Blauvelt (middle distance/throws); Juniors — Kyle Farrar (sprints/jumps), Kris Ring (throws); Sophomores — Chris Glover (middle distance/ throws), Michael Arsenault (distance), Carter Thibodeau (throws), Nate White (jumps/middle distance), Ian Brennick (throws); Girls: Seniors — LeAnn McNally (sprints/jumps), Hannah Koch (throws/middle distance), Stacey Roberts (throws), Marissa Crosby (middle distance); Juniors — Emily Billings (sprints), Jeana Ronan (middle distance/throws); Sophomores — Abigail Blauvelt (jumps/middle distance), Lauren Sterling (sprints)

Key losses: Boys: Brandon Gill, Gustav Gavenas; Girls: Sarah Klein

Promising newcomers: Boys: Juniors — Tyreek Rankins (sprints), Drew McKenna (throws), Eli Turner (sprints), Cole St. Laurent (middle distance); Sophomores — Cam Payne (sprints/jumps), Sebastian Weston (sprints), Vinny Deroche (middle distance); Freshmen — Robert Machado (sprints), Eli Stickney (throws/sprints), Montana Averill (throws), Draven Finnigan (jumps), Drew Farrar (distance), Adam Tag (jumps), Cam Chase (distance), Noah Ronan (sprints), Jacob Bellgarde (throws), Jon Andrews (distance); Girls: Sophomore — Hailey McNally (sprints)

Season outlook: The Mountain Valley boys had their highest finish during Taylor’s tenure last season, and the coach is hoping to be able to say the same thing again this year. The Falcons didn’t lose much to graduation, and bring back long jump state champion Kyle Farrar, who is also strong in the 100-meter dash and will be adding the triple jump to his docket as well. Taylor expects the 4×100-meter relay to be strong, as well as the javelin throwers. The Mountain Valley girls lack depth, but most every competitor has the potential to score points. The Falcons should be particularly strong in the relays.

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