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Ticonderoga track teams prep for campaign

TICONDEROGA - With experience and depth, the Ticonderoga boys track team hopes for a successful 2009 season.

The Sentinels have 14 athletes returning and 28 on the roster as they enter Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action.

"Team balance will be our biggest strength," Coach Walt Thorne said. "With 14 new athletes out for outdoor track we should be in pretty good shape this season."

Returning in the sprints are Michael Barber, Jonathan Granger, Dustin LaFrance, Patrick Lonergan, Devin Scott and Dustin Scott.

Granger and the Scotts will also jump.

Brendan Carberry, Alex Walters, Jay Berube and Josh Cook are back to run the distance events.

Kevin Densmore returns to the middle distance.

Veteran throwers include Jesse Clark, Anthony Contarino and Chris Maldonado.

"Jonathan Granger, Michael Barber, Jesse Clark, Brendan Carberry, Josh Cook, Dustin Scott, Devin Scott, Anthony Contarino, Chris Maldonado, Dustin LaFrance and Jay Berube will be key to our success," Thorne said.

Ticonderoga has 14 rookies out for the team.

Sprinters include Luke Bartlett, Garrett Cooper, Jarryn Granger, Jay Hebert, Ken Johnson, Nate McLaughlin, Arto Nadeau and Jesse Perkins.

Bartlett, Cooper, Jarryn Granger, Johnson, McLaughlin and Perkins will also jump.

Cody Vickroy, Ben Karkoski and Joe LaPerle will run the distance events.

Troy Holmberg, Corey King and Josh Ross will throw.

Assisting Thorne with the coaching duties this spring are Phil Kneller in the throws, Jay Wells in the distance event, Ellie Berube in the sprints and distance and Rick Merrill in the jumps.

Sentinel schedule

April 28........at Lake Placid

May 5..........AVCS

May 7..........Plattsburgh

May 14........at Saranac Lake

May 19........at Seton

May 21........Peru

May 26........EKWM

May 30........Section Meet

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