1. Cheverus: Last year’s third-place team in Class A is bolstered by the addition of freshman Emma Gallant, who won two events at the indoor Class A meet, to go along with All-New England sophomore jumper Emma White and three-time defending champion senior sprinter Emily Turner.

2. Scarborough: After winning their first indoor Class A title since 2012, the Red Storm should make a run at the outdoor title. They’ll be fueled by freshman sprinter Emily Labbe, who scored 26 points at the Class A indoor meet.

3. Falmouth: The defending Class A champions return Adelaide Cooke, who scored 32 of the team’s 75 points, and all but one runner from the third-place 1,600-meter relay team (4:13.66).

4. Greely: The Rangers won the Class B indoor title, and they’ll be led by sophomore Carolyn Todd, who was second in the mile (5:14.27) and 3,200 (11:26.12) at the outdoor meet last year, and Katherine Leggat-Barr, another standout distance runner who is competing in both lacrosse and track this spring.

5. York: The defending Class B champions return nine athletes who helped score their 68 points, including their entire winning 3,200 relay team and three of the four legs of their championship 1,600 relay.


1. Scarborough: The Red Storm have won two of the last four Class A titles and should be in the hunt again, led by senior All-American Sam Rusak, who could win four events again and contribute 40 points.

2. Falmouth: It’s a rebuilding year for last year’s Class A runner-up, but the Yachtsmen always find a way to put together fast relays, and three relays can score a lot of points.

3. South Portland: The Red Riots were one point out of second place last year, and they have one of the best jumpers in the state in defending triple jump champion Ruay Bol, as well as senior Steven Smith, the top returning race walker in Class A.

4. Yarmouth: The Clippers finished ninth in Class B last year but have all their point-scorers back, including defending state champions Luke Laverdiere (800 and 1,600) and Tahj Garvey (400). Yarmouth also should score in several of the field events.

5. York: The Wildcats graduated eight seniors who scored at the state meet for a Class B runner-up team, but they had several underclassmen who were just out of the scoring. York won the Class B title in 2015.

– Deirdre Fleming

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