Coach: Bob Bongo, 32nd season.
Returning letter-winners: Jr. Tara Zanfino, So. April Zanfino, So. Elli Joinson.
Newcomers: Jr. Christina Zahn, So. Olivia Swain.
Outlook: Joinson will be the leader of a small but enthusiastic team.
Coach: Ward Flynn, eighth season.
Returning letter-winners: Jr. Alyssa Ureta, Jr. Megan Dranow, Jr. Veronica Jakubowski.
Newcomers: Jr. Kristin Wedemeier, Fr. Melissa Konopinski.
Outlook: With five girls, Butler has a full team and will be able to score.
Coach: Laura Chegwidden-Jacobs, sixth season.
Last year: 4-1; sixth, North 1 Group I.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Mackenzie Orr, Jr. Cayla Mandel, So. Hayden Burt, So. Hannah Relovsky, So. Claire Heckler.
Newcomers: Fr. Monique Zacarias, Fr. Angelina Tarabokija.
Outlook: Young but experienced, the Colts hope to reach Group I.
Coach: Mike O’Brien, 10th season.
Last year: 7-7.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Julia Rossetto, Sr. Jess Onorato, Jr. Lauren Hoving, Jr. Gina Gopon, Jr. Rachel Petruzka, Jr. Liz Rado, Jr. Erin Daly, So. Brielle Huresky.
Newcomers: Fr. Kate McAndrew, Fr. Christine Halpin.
Outlook: Rossetto, Hoving and McAndrew are the Crusaders’ front-runners, but they need teammates to pick up the pace.
Coach: Rick Mullins, 44th season.
Returning letter-winners: Jr. Brianna McCoy.
Newcomers: Jr. Karley Warden, Jr. Gabby Mastej, Jr. Karina Baum, Fr. Sophie White.
Outlook: Despite having just five girls, the Panthers should be successful.
Coach: Jeremy Mayer, first season.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Cory Frievald, Sr. Emily Cicenia, Sr. Julianna Gallo.
Outlook: The Panthers return after a one-year hiatus, hoping to drop significant time.
Coach: Steve Manni, eighth season.
Last year: 6-0; third, North 2 Group II.
Returning letter-winners: Jr. Haylee Berry, Jr. Chiara Mennonna, Jr. Ali Jones, Jr. Lauren Wachenfeld, Jr. Danielle Buro, So. Maria Grill.
Newcomers: Jr. Julia Nixon, Jr. Kelsey O’Connor.
Outlook: Experienced juniors lead the Wildcats.
Coach: Todd Trudgeon, 26th season.
Last year: 1-11.
Returning letter-winners: So. Annamaria Gomez.
Outlook: Dover hopes to field a full team all year.
Coach: Mark Ladolcetta, fourth season.
Last year: 2-4, NJAC-Liberty; eighth, NJAC small schools; fourth, North 2 Group II.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Caroline Kranefuss, Sr. Hope Motzenbecker, Sr. Elyse Harris, Jr. Cara Smith, So. Olivia Kranefuss.
Outlook: The Dodgers hope to finish over .500 in the NJAC-Liberty and place in the top five at North 2 Group II.
Coach: Scott McCormick, fifth season.
Last year: 0-6.
Returning letter-winners: Jr. Allie Goldberg.
Outlook: The Crimson are hoping to build the program.
Coach: Sue Bessin, seventh season
Last year: 5-1; NJAC small-schools champion; second, North 1 Group I; fifth, Group II; sixth, Morris County Championships.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Jill Boehmcke, Jr. Kyra Velock, Jr. Therese Olshanski, So. Ally Jin.
Newcomers: So. Izzi Gengaro.
Outlook: With a strong core returning, the Lakers have high expectations.
Coach: Briane DeGironimo, second season.
Last year: Second, North 2 Group II; fourth, NJAC small schools; eighth, Morris County Championships.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Ally Schlosser, Sr. Kati Hsu, Sr. Nicole Herrera, Sr. Michelle Herrera, So. Kate Bernauer.
Newcomers: Sr. Meghan Wisniewski, Jr. Cristina Fernandez.
Outlook: Schlosser, the NJAC small-school champion, will lead a close-knit senior pack.
Coach: Mary Ehmann, fourth season.
Last year: 3-1; second, NJAC small schools; Prep B champion. Non-Public B champion.
Key losses: Emily Boylan, Elizabeth Fruehling, Alana Harrington, Patricia Maheras, Lindsey Medd, Joya Mitrano, Caitlin Murphy.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Julia DiGirolamo, Sr. Mary Lynch, Sr. Theresa dePoortere, Sr. Mary Lally, Sr. Emily Boylan, Jr. Riley Amalfitano, Jr. Brenna Reilly, Jr. Megan Murphy.
Newcomers: Sr. Charley Link, Jr. Sophie Henderson, Fr. Morgan Mehmel.
Outlook: With 28 runners, the Vikings are very deep but will rely on many inexperienced newcomers.
Coach: Peter Oesen, 17th season.
Last year: 0-9.
Returning letter-winners: Jr. Brianne Willis.
Newcomers: Jr. Amy Neidel, So. Nicole Attas, So. Janelle Minnervini, So. Sophia Tan.
Outlook: Attas and Minnervini will lead a young, inexperienced squad.
Coach: Guy Gordon, eighth season.
Last year: 10-2.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Bethany Ryan, Jr. Mollie Ankrom, So. Bradley Heinke, So. Katie Martin.
Newcomers: So. Rena Paterno, So. Emily Schindler, So. Alexa Perra, Fr. Ali Schutte.
Outlook: The Cougars hope to return to Group II after missing out last fall.
Coach: Diana Eigner, 17th season.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Rose Ippolito.
Outlook: Young and small, Newton hopes to improve within the NJAC-Colonial.
Coach: Jessica Loughlin, first season.
Last year: 12-1, NJAC-Freedom champion; North 1 Group I champion; second, Group I; third, NJAC small schools.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Gabby Lorusso, Sr. Liz Kelly, Sr. Marisa DiRienzo, Jr. Jenny Hovell, Jr. Brianna Fiore.
Newcomers: Jr. Emily Olivier, Jr. Megan Frehill, Jr. Cilenna Colon, So. Angela Caristi.
Outlook: With veteran head coach Ryan Hashway now the athletic director at Newton, his assistant Loughlin will take over an experienced group. North Warren hopes to qualify for Group I as a team for the 14th straight season.
Coach: Pamela Willson, first season.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Kelly Martin, Sr. Sydney Rickard, Jr. Hunter Ruppell, Jr. Lauren Sullivan, Jr. Zoe DeFazio.
Newcomers: Jr. Zoe Tuggle, So. Hanna Donnelly, So. Julee Delellis, So. Lynn Vander Haar.
Outlook: The Tigers must develop quickly.
Coach: Shannon Chapman, fourth season.
Last year: 11-0, 4-0 NJAC-Freedom; sixth, NJAC small schools.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Madelyn McConnon, Sr. Samantha Sands, Jr. Katie Nicolosi, Jr. Grace DePalma, So. Emma Brennan.
Newcomers: So. Sarah Machere, Fr. Emily Szalai, Fr. Sarah Devries.
Outlook: The Falcons hope to remain competitive in the NJAC-Freedom, and have more success in major meets.
Coach: Kevin Persson, second season.
Last year: 6-5.
Returning letter-winners: Jr. Leah Smaha, Jr. Megan Rafferty, Jr. Sarah O’Sullivan, So. McKenzie Delahanty.
Newcomers: So. Jessica Pierson, So. Caitlin Bailey, Fr. Meghan Guisti.
Outlook: With an increase in numbers, the Patriots hope to qualify for Group II.
Coach: Ted Dembowski, sixth season.
Last year: 4-8.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Bri Rivera, Jr. Kait Kimble, Jr. Genesis Romero, Jr. Nina Sorce, So. Alexis Garrity.
Newcomers: Fr. Alyssa Lukawski, Fr. Abigail Oscovitch, Fr. Molly Taylor.
Outlook: Young but promising, the Mustangs are aiming at the NJTAC trophy.
Coach: Julie Guerriero, fifth season.
Last year: Third, Morris County Championships; third, North 2 Group III; fourth, NJAC large schools.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Alex Frenzel, Sr. Anya Raadam, Jr. Keren Hynes, Jr. Julie Hamilton, Jr. Abbie Bigham, Jr. Sarah Abbott, Jr. Yulan Zhang, Jr. Margaret Harrigan.
Newcomers: Jr. Olivia McGeough, Jr. Sara Irish, Fr. Micah McGrath.
Outlook: Frenzel, Hamilton and Bigham will set the pace for the Cougars.
Coach: Robert Kertesz, ninth season.
Last year: North 2 Group III champion; Group III champion; NJAC Large Schools champion; second, Morris County Championships; eighth, Meet of Champions.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Defne Sement, Sr. Katie Rundzieher, Jr. Elizabeth Timoney, So. Lucy Jeffs, So. Erin Torgersen.
Newcomers: Olivia Vizzini.
Outlook: Sophomore Hope Tiboni is a significant loss to Mendham, the defending sectional and Group III champion.
Coach: Danielle Stanton, second season.
Last year: Third, North 1 Group III.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Cassandra Harasts, Sr. Michelle Golowko, Jr. Jaime Wittner, Jr. Erin Sauerborn, Jr. Cassie Gologorsky.
Newcomers: Fr. Anna George.
Outlook: With the top seven runners all returning, the Mustangs are hoping for more consistent success.
Coach: Gradie Carroll, first season.
Last year: Fifth, North 1 Group IV.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Amanda Scott, Sr. Maggie Servais, Sr. Julia Flores, Sr. Emma Mustion, Jr. Anna Hess, Jr. Kate Sullivan, Jr. Anastasia Bergeron, Jr. Ada Patterson, So. Claire Fagan, So. Erin Fleck, So. Laura Barber, So. Ally Dovano.
Newcomers: Jr. Isabelle Augensen, So. Carly Cannovina, So. Kaitlin McLain, So. Jenna Jenkins, Fr. Lexie Stephens, Fr. Abby Gringeri, Fr. Julia Landi, Fr. Lexi Hoemen, Fr. Brenda Diaz.
Outlook: Carroll inherits an experienced, deep team from Kevin Rooney, the head coach for 16 years.
Coach: Laura Malec, fourth season.
Returning letter-winners: Jr. Emily Backes, Jr. Tara Pirrello, So. Christine Carney, So. Rebecca Cunningham.
Newcomers: Sr. Angela Cunningham.
Outlook: Graduation was not kind to the Golden Eagles, who return no seniors.
Coach: Michelle Perry, seventh season.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Shradha Patel, Sr. Ellen Ren, Sr. Rachael Summa, Sr. Ingrid Juarez-Duran, Jr. Ashley Bostek.
Newcomers: Jr. Andriana Levytsky, Jr. Victoria Lombardi, Fr. Diana DeMottie, Fr. Kayla Johnson, Fr. Izel Mansur, Fr. Elizabeth Parente, Fr. Kyra Waters.
Outlook: A move down to Group II should help the young Vikings.
Coach: Len Pietrewicz, 38th season.
Last year: Morris County champion; second, NJAC large schools; second, North 1 Group IV; sixth, Group IV.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Nora May McSorley, Sr. Gabrielle Wright, Jr. Courtney Darkjy, Jr. Heather Olson, So. Kate Gihorski, So. Brooke Olson.
Newcomers: Jr. Molly O’Meara, Fr. Abby Loveys.
Outlook: With 25 girls at summer workouts, Randolph is building a deep team. Even with the graduation of Carole Harsch (Penn), Margaret Thomson (Bucknell) and Liz Lansing (Duke), the Rams remain confident going into championship season.
Coach: Laura Schmidt, fourth season.
Last year: Third, NJAC large schools; fourth, Morris County Championships; second, North 1 Group III; ninth, Group III.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Alex Palumbo, Sr. Christiana Calabrese, Sr. Katie Mayer, Jr. Zoe Paxos, Jr. Dominique Tye, Jr. Brenna Turse, So. Kelly Tucker.
Newcomers: Sr. Niki Alford, Fr. Julia Herraiz.
Outlook: Olivia Viparina is off to James Madison, but Roxbury returns the next six runners from a year ago. After a solid summer of training, the Gaels are looking forward to NJAC competition.
Coach: Jay Herrigel, 12th season.
Last year: Sixth, North 2 Group III; sixth, NJAC large schools; seventh, Morris County Championships.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Sierra Castaneda, Sr. Mikayla Cochrane, Sr. Erin Hughes, Sr. Julia Morelli, Jr. Emma Alai.
Newcomers: Jr. Brittany Carratura, Jr. Julia Herms, Fr. Sarah Bhargava.
Outlook: With more depth, the Wolfpack hopes to qualify for Group III as a team. Castaneda is the defending Morris County, NJAC large-school, North 2 Group III and overall Group III champion.
Coach: Lauren Jackson, 10th season.
Last year: 2-2; 10th, NJAC small schools.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Amanda Goulden, Sr. Emily Hill, Sr. Christine Lu, Sr. Sophie Diaz, Sr. Kerri Beck, Sr. Sophia Diaz.
Newcomers: Sr. Aditi Desai.
Outlook: A large senior class will help Morris Hills rebuild.
Coach: Michael Behre, fourth season.
Last year: 4-0, NJAC-American champion; fifth, Morris County Championships; fifth, NJAC large schools; fourth, North 1 Group III.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Alexandra Christian, Sr. Taylor Beck, Sr. Gianna Mangone, So. Julia Chang.
Newcomers: So. Andrea Villar, Fr. Logan Bradle, Fr. Sydney Bradle, Fr. Tyler Williams, Fr. Olivia Growe.
Outlook: Christian and Chang will lead the Marauders, who have almost a dozen runners at Division I programs.
Coach: Brian Corcoran, 18th season.
Last year: 3-1; eighth, NJAC large schools; fourth, Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Championships; third, NJCJC Championships; sixth, Non-Public A.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Elizabeth Henning, Sr. Abby Keller, Sr. Magdalene Lederer, Sr. Sara Pinsonault, Sr. Emily Tighe, Sr. Theresa Wilson, Jr. Anna Campbell, Jr. Corinne Dolan, Jr. Abby Post.
Newcomers: Sr. Cassidy Turner, Jr. Emma Sehnert, So. Olivia Acquadro, So. Hope Pinsonault.
Outlook: The Lions hope to build on the outdoor track season.
Coach: Sarah Cayan, third season.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Emmy Silberstein, Sr. Charlotte Cooper, Jr. Payton Markvicka, Jr. Michaela Pampin.
Newcomers: Sr. Michaela Schwartz, Sr. Joelle Klimek, Sr. Madi Seeland, So. Julia Czerhoniak, So. Anna Valentine.
Outlook: Sparta has doubled in size, but most of the newcomers have not run cross country before. The Spartans must develop quickly to be in contention.
Coach: Jim Shenise, sixth season.
Last year: 0-4.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Brittany Vrindten, Jr. Abby Reed, So. Maya Rakoczy.
Newcomers: Jr. Emily Hertlein, So. Emily Ross, Fr. Tallajean Borkowski.
Outlook: Sophomores and juniors lead the way for the Vikings.