An overiew look at the key newcomers and the top returning girls and boys in Harford County track and field this spring.


Head coaches: John Mobley and Kyree Edwards. Assistant coaches: James Blackwell III, Kyle Brown, Larry Lee, Charles Powell Jr., Sammi Real, Jaime White and Sean Wright

Top returning girls: Nia Alleyne, Sr., jumps; Kiersten Bond, Sr., jumps; Shawnta Bradford, Sr., throws; Jimmia McCluskey, Jr., sprints; Samara Miller, Jr., sprints; Donisha Porter, Jr., throws; Aria Real, Jr., sprints; Aliyah Reese, Sr., sprints; Nyah Reese, Sr., jumps.

Newcomers: Jordan Ecker, Jr., mid-dist.; Cierra Reid, Fr., jumps.

Top returning boys: James Blackwell, So., throws; Austin Bonsall, Jr., sprints; Nick Brown, Sr., throws; Isaiah Chapman, Jr., sprints; Chavez Cheatham, Sr., sprints; Griffin Gutkoska, Sr., throws; Jamil Sales, Jr., throws; Brian Valcarenghi, Sr., distance.

Newcomers: Justin Forc, So., hurdles; Kion Gibson, Fr., sprints/hurdles.

Outlook: Coach John Mobley describes his girls' team as one of the most talented Aberdeen has produced in recent years. "This is a very humble but hardworking group of young ladies who are ready to prove their worth on the local, regional and state level." There are 30 girls and 30 boys on the team. Senior sprinter Chavez Cheatham leads the returnees on the boys' team.

Conference finish in 2011: Girls second, boys fourth

Bel Air

Head coaches: Ashley Barnes, Michael Burke and Michelle Jansen. Assistant coaches: Jason Brooks, Dave Huryk and Mike Callahan.

Top returning girls: Kendal Daley, Jr., throws; Mackenzie Beers, Sr., throws; Taylor Chan, Sr., hurdles; Breanna Keene, So., dashes; Brittany Keene, So., dashes; Caroline Lozzi, So., hurdles; Sarah McKinney, Sr., hurdles, 400; Hannah Stambaugh, Sr., 400/800.

Newcomers: Marissa Abbey, Fr., dist.; Nyja Rivers, Fr., dashes.

Top returning boys: Roberto Ascenzi, Jr., mid-dist.; Aaron Farley, Sr., jumps; Alex Love, Sr., dashes; Jeff Martindale, Sr., throws; Ben Mayforth, Sr., mid-dist.

Newcomers: Dan Forrester, So.; Daniel Smith, Jr.

Outlook: The Bobcats, with 109 on the team, return several outstanding performers, and its girls' team has particularly strong returnees in the hurdles, middle distances, and throws. The boys' team has to rebuild its outstanding distance corps, but its sprint corps remains strong, led by UCBAC 200 champ Alex Love.

Conference finish in 2011: Girls fourth, boys third.

C. Milton Wright

Head coaches: Ray Lessnau and Donnie Mickey. Assistant coaches: Jerry Lee, Dom Corson, Michele Freeman and Kevin Reich.

Top returning girls: Shelby Bunce, Sr., hurdles; Megan Coughlin, So., dist.; Megan Frailer, Jr., sprints; Ashley Gereli, Sr., throws; Kathy Kammerer, Jr., vault; Emma Krebs, So., dist.; Charlee Lanphear, Sr., dist.; Shannon Rogers, So., dist.; Lena Sharesky, Jr., jumps; Miriam Silton, So., dist.