Coach: Doug Renner

Assistant coaches: Mike Whitmore, Becky Martin, Sam Case.

Last year's record: MEN -- 2-5 in dual meets, 15th of 16 in the Middle Atlantic Conference meet. WOMEN -- 1-4 in dual meets, did not score in the Middle Atlantic Conference meet

Top returnees: MEN -- Seniors, Ben Cling (throws), Chris Campbell (throws), Matt Brown (sprints); juniors, Joe Embrey (middle distance), Guido Stubenrauch (middle distance); sophomore, Rob Johnson (sprints). WOMEN -- Seniors, Tracey Snyder (middle distance), Carolyn Dahl (sprints, hurdles); junior, Jonelle Leith (throws); sophomores, Kendra Weible (middle distance,distance), Shannon Franklin (distance)

Top newcomers: MEN -- Sophomores, Derek Johnson (middle distance, distance), James Martin (sprints, jumps); freshmen, Brett Young (hurdles), Ricardo Washington (sprints, middle distances). WOMEN -- Sophomore, Tamatha Moore (sprinter); freshmen, Heather Hunter (sprints, jumps), Kristin Stockel (middle distance), Sherri Albright (throws, jumps)

Coach's comments: MEN -- "We're hurting in a couple of events on the men's side, including the high jump and pole vault." WOMEN -- "We look really good in the sprints, hurdles, middle distances and throws. We'll have a couple of good athletes in every event. There's an outside chance for a couple of our kids to possibly qualify for nationals (the NCAA Division III meet)."

The Carroll County Sun's outlook: MEN -- Johnson should become one of the premier sprinters in the conference this year, while Embry and Stubenrauch anchor the distance squad. Renner also expects big things from newcomer Derek Johnson in the middle-distance events. Look for a 10th-place or better finish in the conference this year with some added firepower. Moravian, Haverford and Widener are contenders for the conference title. Renner says Johnson may make a trip to the prestigious Penn Relay meet later this spring.

WOMEN -- Barringinjuries, the Green Terrors shouldn't be blanked in this year's MAC meet. Snyder, Weible and Dahl all are potential MAC scorers. Moravianand Messiah are the top women's candidates in the MAC. Weible also is a candidate to visit the Penn Relays. Renner also said he was encouraged by the performances of athletes from both teams who took part in an informal indoor season this year.

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