Coach: Gunnar Bradbury (ninth year)

Class: C; Conference: MVC

Returning players: Girls: Senior — Elizabeth Farrar. Boys: Junior — Ethan Coutour; Sophomore — Damien Nadeau.

Key losses: Lily Meehan, Zoe Tacheny, Greta Freiburger, Emma Sommers, Maddy DeGroot.

Promising newcomers: Boys: Freshmen — Owen Libby, Blaine Wilkins.

What to expect: Dirigo cross country enters a building year, hoping to field qualifying teams for both the boys and the girls. Strong performances are expected from Ethan Couture, Elizabeth Farrar, and Damien Nadeau. Farrar and Couture are the team’s captains. Libby and Wilkins join the team with a lot of running experience and race-leading times at the middle-school level.

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