Chrissy Bendzinski, RHAM, So.: Is set to further establish herself as one of the sport's best mid-distance runners after a strong cross country season, finishing 10th in the State Open.

Kristen Carr, Tolland, Sr.: Ran 1:44.82 in the 600 meters for third place in the Class M last season but should take another step up this year.

Cherraine Davis, Southington, Sr.: Was the State Open and Class LL champion in the shot put and will go after the meet records in both this year.

Sarah Gillespie, Northwest Catholic, Jr.: Returns with the best time in the state in the 1,000 meters after finishing second in the State Open with a time of 2:55.63.

McKenzie Hollenbaugh, Glastonbury, Sr.: Boston University-bound soccer player also happens to be one of the best hurdlers in New England.

Rayanna Relerford, Bloomfield, Sr.: The energetic runner is the defending State Open champion in the 300 meters with a time of 40.85 and is a favorite to repeat.

Reid Watson, Glastonbury, Sr.: Finished third in the 3,200 meters and sixth in the 1,600 meters in the State Open last season but has since taken over the title of best distance runner in the state.

Janae Wilson, Windsor, Sr.: Defending Class L champion in the long jump will try to help the Warriors defend their Class L title.