MVHS boys' track preview
RUMFORD -- The countless hours spent training for track and field events always have a purpose and these painstaking efforts usually pay dividends, in one way or another. It’s those same type of traits that will benefit the Mountain Valley boys' track team.
There will be a new direction because J.T. Taylor takes over as head coach. The MV graduate will be new ideas that might prove positive for the program.
The plight of the Falcons might hinge on the production of the returning lettermen, Andrew Child, Cam Welch and Nick Woods are seniors. A trio of juniors are Garrett Carver, Matt Hosie and Jeremie Detellis.
Look for solid performances in running events by Hosie (100 meter), Carver (800) and Woods (1600). The lack of depth has hindered the team inn the past several years.
The graduation toll amounted to just three losses: Christian Durland, Zach Taylor and Ben Higley.
Taylor is hoping the newcomers can step up and contribute. They include junior Will Cunningham and sophomores Shawn Bennett and Brett Beauchesne.
“We’ve been working on a strong foundation,” said Taylor said, regarding outlook for team during preseason. “This has included core, plyometric, and endurance training.”
A strengths for the Falcons will be in sprints and distance events, however, an obvious weakness is in middle distances.
Neighboring Dirigo will be working more closely with Mountain Valley at Chet Bulger Field, so between the two programs, there are coaches who can help all the athletes in their specific disciplines.