GIRLS

1. Scarborough
The Red Storm will be defined again by their depth and versatility. Jenny Snyder and Abby Chick can compete in multiple events. Scarborough has won three of the last four Class A championships by accumulating points through depth. At last year’s Class A championships, the Red Storm won only two events – the 3,200 relay and 1,600 relay.

2. York
Depth is key for the Wildcats, who compete each year with Waterville and Greely for the Class B title. Only three seniors scored at last year’s Class B meet – the rest of the points came from underclassmen who placed anywhere from second to sixth. Stephanie Lomasney will lead the Wildcats in the sprints, and York could get points from Niki Taylor in the shot put and discus.

3. Mt. Ararat
The Eagles finished fifth at the Class A indoor championships and fourth at last spring’s outdoor meet. Rebecca Merritt had a hand in 14 of the Eagles’ 42 points last year. Merritt and Randi London (throws) can score in multiple events, and Colby Gail is the defending high jump champion.

4. Greely
The Rangers will accumulate points in the running events, but their biggest strength will come in field events, where they have two of the favorites in the discus and shot put – Katherine Harrington and Hannah Werneth. Seniors Taylor Hicks and Abby Diehl will lead the runners.

5. Thornton Academy
The Trojans were one of three teams to go down to the wire for the Class A indoor title and finished sixth at last year’s outdoor championships. Thornton, which last won an outdoor Class A championship in 2004, returns sprinter Hannah Wiley.

BOYS

1. Scarborough
The Red Storm will continue to rely on depth, as they do year in and year out to remain in contention for the Class A boys’ title. The Red Storm will field a young team but will be paced by distance runner Nate Hathaway, who scored 14 points at the Class A championship meet.

2. Brunswick
The Dragons have guaranteed points in Dartmouth-bound distance runner Will Geoghegan and sophomore pole vaulter Mike Slovenski, and Liam Cassidy will provide depth in the distance events. Like it did during the indoor season, Brunswick will make the most of its smaller team numbers.

3. Cheverus
The distance events will be the biggest asset for the Stags, who finished fourth at the Class A championships last spring. Cheverus returns five runners who scored in the distance events, as well as throwers who can score. John White and Beau Michaud were second and third in the discus, and White was fifth in the shot put.

4. Falmouth
The Yachtsmen won the school’s first Class B outdoor title last year and return depth in the hurdles and sprints. Alec Dunn, Will Wegener and Gabe Hoffman-Johnson are back, but the Yachtsmen have to overcome graduation losses in the field events.

5. North Yarmouth Academy
The Panthers aim for a fifth Class C championship and continue to win each year despite a small number of scorers. Distance runner Henry Sterling scored 30 of NYA’s 81 points last year and ran a leg of the fourth-place 1,600 relay, but the Panthers need to fill holes left by the graduation of thrower and jumper Sam Fear.