COACH: Mark Evans, 13th year.
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Jessica Beerman, junior, sprints; Eliza Collison, senior, distance; Hannah Gerald, senior, hurdles; Kristina Gustovich, senior, high jump; Tiernan Hebron, junior, sprints; Laura Hovsepian, junior, hurdles; Carli Opland, senior, sprints/jumps; Melanie Samvalian, senior, shot put; Claudia Sepulveda, sophomore, hurdles/sprints.
EVANS’ QUOTE: “Everyone is a little older and more experienced.”
COACH: Nick Ponticello, first year.
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Stephanie Bathke, sophomore, sprints; Maya Castellanos, junior, pole vault; Brooke Elby, junior, jumps/sprints; Dot Silverman, senior, distance; Hannah Yoho, freshman, distance.
PONTICELLO’S QUOTE: “We are trying to revamp the program and then be able to test the waters come our first league meet.”
FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART ACADEMY
COACH: Eddie Gorton, seventh year.
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Katie Hernandez, senior, 400/jumps; Tina Smith, junior, pole vault; Stephanie Vargas, sophomore, 800/distance; Drew Washington, sophomore, 400/relays/jumps.
GORTON’S QUOTE: “We’ll have a small team, but we will look to be competitive and walk away with a winning record in league.”
COACH: Bob Bailey, 16th year.
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Sophia Amodia, sophomore, sprints; Gabriella Kovarik, sophomore, jumps/hurdles; Phien Le, junior, sprints; Kathleen Nguyen, junior, throws; Frances Pasamba, senior, distance; Natalie Queally, sophomore, jumps/hurdles; Alisa Rangwala, junior, sprints.
BAILEY’S QUOTE: “They are going to have to step up and fill in roles that were reserved for others.”
COACH: Robert Bringas, third year.
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Valerie Dominguez, junior, 400/relays; Monet Estrada, junior, 100/relays; Alejandra Hernandez, sophomore, sprints/relays; Gladys Hernandez, junior, 800/distance/relays; Dominque Rochart, senior, 200/400.
BRINGAS’ QUOTE: “I think that we can give the league’s traditional Nos. 1 and 2, San Gabriel Mission and L.A. Sacred Heart of Jesus, a run for the league title this year.”
COACH: Jack Sallakian, fifth year.
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Bella Pashabevian, sophomore, sprints/400; Frances Ramas, junior, distance.
SALLAKIAN’S QUOTE: “We have a lot of new runners who are young, but we do have a bigger team than we had last year.”