"We have a young team (only one senior) but I believe we will have more depth than we did last year," said coach Charlie Shoemaker.

He has 24 on his squad.

Invitationals: Bull Run and Gunpowder.

Glenelg Country School

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Boys to watch: Senior Isaiah Washington; juniors Joey Pickens, Ben Murphy, Justin Swaim and Drew Davis; sophomore Patrick Grady.

Girls to watch: Seniors Hannah Mansbach and Emily Walsh; junior Caroline Sun; freshmen Maddie Miller and Elena Moncada.

The scoop: The Glenelg Country boys participate in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference, which has 13 teams. Pickens, Murphy and Swaim will anchor the Dragons' 30-runner boys' squad.

Mansbach is the top girls runner and one of the best in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland C Conference. She won her race at the Georgetown Prep Invitational last year.

"We have a committed group who love running and we're strong up front," said Scott Doughty. He does double duty as both the boys' and girls' coach.

"The boys are strong at 1-2-3, but we're waiting to see who will step up at four through seven. The girls are strong at 1-2 and looking for support from the newer girls," Doughty said.