Coach Ben Madero is going to have to work with less in 2017.
“We have a smaller team this year,” he said. “We lost many players to other sports and to graduation last year. We are still going to compete to the best of our ability.
“We will rely on the experience and leadership from our seniors and will be looking for strong performances from our new players.”
Top returners for the Pioneers include senior Nick Hammond, who was all-state in the half mile and is a three-time regional champion; and senior Tim Augustyniak, a state qualifier in the high jump and Catholic League champion in high jump. Also back are senior Brian Maghran (shot put and discus); senior Jacques Sirois (mile and two mile); and senior Alessandro Zakolski (All Catholic in the long jump, high hurdles and low hurdles).
New to the team this year are junior William Fredrick (throws), and sophomores Gabe Pascua (sprints) and Weston Pfeiffer (quarter mile and 200).