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D1 individuals predictions
- Boesch Dining
- Spencer (no track results)
Others in the mix: Gagnon, Duncan, Devine, Ferrando, Nash, Noe, Desmarais, Carbonneau (no track results), O’Brien, Seeley, and a few of Winnacunnet’s kids.
Possibilities: O’Hern of Concord had a standout track season (4:31), it looks like he had a massive improvement from xc to track, so hopefully that will carry over back into xc. Conery, also of Concord had a very solid track season (2:02/4:37), but didn’t do very well in xc last year. Nichols, yet another concord runner, ran xc his soph/fr years, but not last year, and during his first track season this year he ran 2:06/4:43. Curran of North didn’t run xc last year, but he would be a very solid addition with a 4:36/9:59. Josh Thompson of Dover (4:46/10:03) hasn’t done xc in the past, but it was also his first track season.
This is definitely Concord’s year, I’m predicting undefeated against NH competition. And unlike other teams, they’re gonna have very solid depth. Add frosh Kearns and Bragg, then David Cook, Nichols, Conery, and O’Hern to their top 6 returners and you’ve got 12 guys that could break 17.
Keene will have quite a solid top 4 with Derry, Velasquez, Ferrando, and Kindopp, but they fall off just a little bit after that. They have a good freshman class coming in, so I’ll bet they’ll find a decent 5-7.
Pinkerton will also have a solid top 4 with Gagnon, Noe, Desmarais, and Groulx, then after that there will be a bit of a gap, but, Aham, Mize and Woodman (maybe a breakout cross season after running 48?) certainly comprise a solid top 7. Not too sure about their freshman class coming in.
North is gonna a front heavy team by the looks of it, having to rely on Vorbach and Ireland to do well. If Curran runs, I’m sure they’ll be right around or even better than Keene. Prince (16:57) and Jakib (4:40)
would probably be either their 3/4 or 4/5, but after that they really start to lose depth. Like Pinkerton, not sure about their incoming frosh.
Londonderry will bring in an exceptional freshman class (top 3 in d1 middle school states), and they have Donnelly, Metro, Seeley, and Letalien returning, all having run sub 17:15. Historically however, top londonderry middle school guys either haven’t run in HS or haven’t transitioned too well.
Winnacunnet is a very young team, but they certainly have talent. Jack Taylor and Noah Taracena stand out, and their 4x800 comprised of all underclassmen ran 8:19 to place 17th at NE’s. These guys have the potential to place as high up as 3rd if they put the work in.