The following is a synopsis of the 2013 Belfast Area High School track-and-field team:

Coach/years coached current team: Dale Nealey, 24 years; and Joanne Nealey, 21 years.

Last year's record/playoff information: The Belfast girls finished third (50 points) in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B championships and 15th (13.5) in the state Class B championships. The Belfast boys finished third (61 points) in the KVAC Class B championships and 10th (17 points) in the state Class B championships.

Roster: The boys include seniors William Coward, Peter Kelley, Miles Lamar, Albert Ray, Grant Richards, Travis Tufo, Jakup Valnicek and Kyle Williams; juniors David Hall, Luis Mauser, Mike McFadden, Ethan Merrifield, Will Mossing, Joseph Perry, Mike Reynolds, Devin Richards, Marcus Riley, Evan Schweikert, Curtis Warren and Doug Wich; sophomores Dan Bowen, Kameron Culbertson, Austin Dickey, Owen Falvey, Levi Lapham, Adam Littlefield, Adam Powell, Roger Quehl and Nolan Young; and freshmen Rory Ambrose, Jordan Bickford, Zach Darres, Andrew Goguen, Patrick Groening, Marlin Hansen, Wolfgang Heintz, Jordan Hill, Arius Hipos, Brian Lowe, Kevin Miller, Alex Morsey, Drew Nealey, Michael Nichols, Ben Robson, Bronson Stevens, Ryan Turner, Caleb Whitney and Jackson Winslow.

The girls include seniors Courtney Drinkwater, Brianna Flagg, Noel Knowlton, Kassandra Moody, Lexi Nelligan, Allie Njaa, Vanessa Roberts and Maria Swebilius; juniors Hannah Bailey, Romy Carpenter, Kelsey Grass, Cassie Howard, Nancy Joslen, Elida Mehuren, Taylor Stevens and Lindsey Ward; sophomores Sarah James and Brogan Leppanen; and freshmen Jashelle Hall, Cassidy Hill, Kasey McLeod, Alexander Sukeforth and Lydia Violette

Outlook: The BAHS teams feature a wealth of talent and will be highly competitive, but it is the boys, with considerably more student-athletes, who could challenge Waterville for the conference championship.

The boys will be led by Kelley, whom coach Dale Nealey expects to be "one of the top discus and shot putters in the state." Coward and Ray should also shine in the throwing events, while Grant Richards arguably may be the team's most versatile athlete, participating in the 110-meter hurdles, triple jump, long jump and relays. Tufo, Hill, Williams, Lamar and Levangie should also have excellent seasons in their respective events.

The girls will be led be Swebilius, the team's top distance runner, while Flagg and Roberts will excel in the throwing events and Njaa in the high jump. Nelligan also could make an impact in the long sprint events, but has been slowed by a foot injury. If she recovers, "you are going to hear her name a lot this spring," said Dale Nealey.

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