Coaches: Rebecca Dugan (third year), Kim Wettlaufer (third year)

Conference: KVAC; Class: A

Last year’s results: Boys: Eighth at Class A state championship, third at Class A North regionals, third at KVACs. Girls: 14th at Class A state championship, sixth at Class A North regionals, sixth at KVACs.

Returning athletes: Boys: Seniors — Abshir Abukar, Aden Mohamed. Juniors — Isse Tawane, Abbas Muktar. Girls: Seniors — Kayla Allen, Johorey Abdirahman. Junior — Jenna Burton. Sophomore — Zaid Teklu.

Key losses: Osman Doorow, Emily Dumont.

Promising newcomers: Boys: Seniors — Yasir Omar, Ethan Solis. Junior — Jarred Thibault. Sophomores — Nick Roy, Gabe Escobar. Freshman — Tyler Freeman. Girls: Senior — Jenny Martin. Junior — Kaitlyn Reny. Sophomore — Maria Bellegarde.  Freshmen — Juliet Bolduc, Zeunit Teklu.

Season outlook: The boys team will certainly miss 2015 state champion Osman Doorow, but veterans Isse Tawane and Abshir Abukar aim to lead the team through another strong season. The girls team looks to improve upon last year’s result, as three of the top five runners return this year.

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