The following is a synopsis of the 2012 Belfast Area High School track-and-field team:

Coach/years coached current team: Dale Nealey, 23 years; and Jo-Anne Nealey, 20 years. The two are husband and wife.

Last year’s record: The Lion boys finished second in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B championships and sixth in the state Class B championships. The Lion girls finished third at the KVACs and finished 13th at the states.

Roster: Seniors Brooklyn Curry, Jacob Campbell, Kyle Culbertson, Ethan Fitzjurls, Ben Lowe, John Seekins, Ally James, Jane Ouillette, Colleen Rooney and Sierra Wood; juniors Natalie Calligan, Brianna Flagg, Noel Knowlton, Kassaundra Moody, Lexi Nelligan, Allie Njaa, Supanee Pliansri, Maria Swebilius, Julia Ward, Brice Campbell, Jon Clapp, William Coward, Jordan Hill, Peter Kelley, Miles Lamar, Mike Nichols, Grant Richards and Travis Tufo; sophomores Luis Mauser, Ethan Merrifield, Joey Perry, Marcus Riley, Evan Schweikert, Calen Stubbert, Curtis Warren, Alexis Ames, Miranda Bunker, Romy Carpenter, Kelsey Grass, Nancy Joslen, Courtney Langton, Elida Mehuren, Samantha Moore and Taylor Stevens; and freshmen Grace Bagley, Kirsten Caswell, Olya Freeman, Autumn Jackson, Sarah James, Brogan Lepannan, Lindsey Ward, Cameron Culbertson, Austin Dickey, Owen Falvey, Levi Lapham, Tyler Laplante, Matthew Oxton, Roger Quehl, Aidan Ripley, Kieran Shell, Austin Sprague, Devon Tucker, Jared Vaughn and Brandon Waterman.

Graduation losses: Lani Eversage, Adam Heroux, Will Hurley, Tucker Morehouse, Ben Rabe, Bradley Reed, Karl Stearns, Dylan Webster, Hannah Hill, Emily Violette, Marykate Bickford, Liz Rauch, Amy-Sue Pease, Lauren Martin and Kasey Laveway.

Team goals: To work hard and continue to push themselves every day.

Strengths: The Lion boys should excel in sprinting and jumping, but look to be strong overall and likely will challenge for the KVAC title. The Lion girls will thrive in distance, relays and sprinting and also will be in the same boat as the boys with a conference title in their reach.

Top league opponents: Waterville and Winslow.

Outlook: “We are a young team with a lot of potential,” said coach Dale Nealey. “If our athletes continue to work hard, remain focused, and stay healthy, I believe we will have a great season.”

Schedule

4/13/12 – Girls: Erskine Academy 101, Belfast 71, Camden Hills 60, Medomak Valley 46. Boys: Erskine Academy 118, Belfast 113, Medomak Valley 109, Camden Hills 50.

4/19/12 – Waterville Relays Girls: Waterville 127, Messalonskee 61.33, Belfast 49.5, Lawrence 48.66, Mount Ararat 46, Maine Central Institute 34, Erskine Academy 30, Lewiston 27.5, Winslow 16, Leavitt 16, Nokomis 5.

Waterville Relays Boys: Waterville 129, Lewiston 70, Belfast 57, Mount Ararat 48, Erskine Academy 40, Messalonskee 33, Lawrence 32, Nokomis 32, Leavitt 7, Maine Central Institute 6, Winslow 5, Nokomis 1.

5/3/12 – Belfast at Lawrence – 3:30 p.m.

5/11/12 – Belfast at Brewer – 3:30 p.m.

5/15/12 – Belfast at Waterville – 3:30 p.m.

5/17/12 – Mount View, Camden Hills, Oceanside at Belfast – 3:30 p.m.

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