GIRLS

1. Cheverus: Emily Turner, who could win three state titles, leads a team that finished fifth in Class A last season, just 17 points behind champion Edward Little.

2. Greely: Distance runners Katherine Leggat-Barr and Carolyn Todd are the top returnees for a team that placed second in Class B last winter.

3. York: The Wildcats finished third in Class B last season and return their victorious 3,200-meter relay team intact, along with other potential scorers.

4. Westbrook: The Blue Blazes return several scorers from last year’s squad that finished fourth in Class A, including high jump champion Nyagoa Bayak.

5. Bonny Eagle: Last winter’s Class A runner-up lost several seniors but returns a handful of point-getters from the state meet.

Despite some big graduation losses, Scarborough could contend for another Class A state championship, led by Sam Rusak, the reigning champion in the high jump and pole vault.

Despite some big graduation losses, Scarborough could contend for another Class A state championship, led by Sam Rusak, the reigning champion in the high jump and pole vault. Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer

BOYS

1. Scarborough: With multi-event standout Sam Rusak leading the way, the Red Storm could win their sixth Class A title in seven years.

2. Falmouth: Defending 200-meter champion Matt Polewaczyk could place in multiple events for a team that finished second to Scarborough last season.

3. Traip Academy: The Rangers placed fifth in Class B, but Evan Porter is the defending state champion in both the 55 hurdles and 55 dash and also is a top long jumper. He’ll be supplemented by others who finished just outside of the points.

4. Yarmouth: Led by defending Class B mile champion Luke Laverdiere, the Clippers could move up from their eighth-place finish a year ago, as other top teams graduated key scorers.

5. Westbrook: The Blue Blazes finished sixth in Class A last year, but return four multi-event athletes who scored at the state meet.