Groton-Dunstable High School boys cross country captains for 2018 are (from left) Thomas Orcutt, Eli Kritzer, Grant Willkie and Ryan Cox. COURTESY PHOTO
Groton-Dunstable High School boys cross country captains for 2018 are (from left) Thomas Orcutt, Eli Kritzer, Grant Willkie and Ryan Cox. COURTESY PHOTO

Girls

GROTON-DUNSTABLE

League: Mid-Wach B

Key Losses: Emily Willson, Allie Demers, Meagan Odell, Sarah Mullins

Captains: Julianna Higgins, sr.; Sarah Maple, sr.

Other Returning Letterwinners: Sydney Adams, soph.; Brenna Cox, sr.; Audrey Gold, jr.; Maggie Wickham, sr.; Claire Puranananda, jr.; Mia Garibotto, jr.

Promising Newcomers: Kimmie Harding, fr.; Madeline Prechtl, fr.

Coach Colleen Naboicheck (11th year): "I expect this team to carry on our winning tradition. Although we graduated three top runners we will be led by experienced talented runners and promising newcomers."

LITTLETON

League: Mid Wach D

Last Year's record: 8-0; League and CMass champions; 6th at D2 States

Key Losses: Jo Feltus, Camille Sawosik.

Captains: Sarah Roffman, sr.; Kaitlyn Roffman, sr.

Other Returning Letterwinners: Calli Morvay, soph.; Rachel Boyer, fr.; Hannah Orton, jr.; Caitlin Feltus, jr.

Promising Newcomers: McKenzie Clark, jr.; Riley Clark, fr. (transfers from Tewksbury).

Coach Marc Saucier (8th year): "Despite losing Jo and Camille to graduation I thought we still had a chance of having a good year with the way the younger girls were running at the end of last season. However the running gods smiled on us when McKenzie and Riley Clark moved into Littleton from Tewksbury. If everyone stays healthy we have a good chance of doing as well or better than last year.


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Boys

GROTON-DUNSTABLE

League: Mid-Wach B

Last Year's Record: 5-1; co-league champs

Key Losses: Devon Sullivan, Dave Meyers, Will Hughson, Justin Duhamel, Wiley Ordemann

Captains: Ryan Cox, sr.; Eli Kritzer, sr.; Grant Willsie, sr.; Thomas Orcutt, jr.

Other Returning Letterwinners: George Lowney, sr.; Declan Lowney, sr.; Patrick Daly, jr.; Declan Nash, jr.; Devon Norton, sr.; Kyle Luchford, sr.; Ryan Baker, sr.; Akul Chennakesavan, jr.; Jack Blount, sr.; Finn Shiely, sr.; Ben Taylor, sr.; Ryan Mosscrop, sr.; Nick Ferriera, sr.; Jacob Padalo, sr.

Promising Newcomers: Ryan Carey, jr.; Chris Clinton, fr.; Brady Gendron, fr.; Bryce McKinley, jr.; Mason Noseworthy, sr.; Thomas Onishi, fr.; Jack Ray, fr.

Coach Ken Magliozzi (31st year): "Much like the girls team, I want to carry on a winning tradition and have a lot of fun along the way. We too graduated some top runners but we had quite a bit of depth in our underclassmen that should step up to any competition. We are looking forward to this team developing and seeing great things happening."

LITTLETON

League: Mid-Wach D

Last Year's Record: 2-8

Key Losses: Elias Boone

Captains: Alex Ryzi, sr.; Calvin Rambacher, sr.; Alex Johnson, jr.

Other Returning Letterwinners: Aiden Leduc, fr.; Jack Palaia, sr.; John Feltus, sr.; Peter Holland, sr.

Promising Newcomers: Garrett Rieden, fr.; Adam Rieden, fr.; Michael Morana, fr.; Johnathan McGurrin, fr.

Coach Marc Saucier (8th year): "Last year was a bit of a rebuilding year and I think we can do much better this year. We have some new runners we brought over from our outdoor track team that I think can go far. The freshmen in the lineup combined with Alex Johnson's leadership should give us a winning season."

NASHOBA TECH

League: CAC

Last Year's Record: 7-3; 2nd at State Vocational meet

Key Losses (includes girls): Devin Carter, KD Piecewicz and Jenna Thompson

Captains: James Kimball, sr.; Adam Kubasti, sr., Brook Baker, sr.

Other Returning Letterwinners: Mason St. Pierre, soph.; Robert Paris, jr.; Noah Depasacreta, sr.; Pete Dillman, sr., Sydney Campano, sr.; Katrina Woo, jr.

Coach Bruce Sullivan (9th year): "We are entering the Commonwealth Athletic Conference for the first time, but the coaching staff is hoping that through our hard work and preparation, we can build on last year's success."