Darien is captained by Maggie Skeats, Katie Greco, Mary Lawrence Huffman and Jesse Rucquoi.
“We have a crew of six to eight solid distance runners,” said coach Steve Norris. “We are also strong in high jump, long jump, triple jump and javelin.”
Darien will look to brush up on its 400 meters, pole vault, and says Norris, “our short sprinters must be willing to move up to 400 meters.”
The Wave was 6-3 last regular season and ninth at FCIACs.
To graduation it loses thrower Laine Blummer, the school record holder in the discus; high jumper Mahoghany Dolberry, Niamani Williams, the FCIAC placer in triple jump; sprinters Sarah Hadlow, Laura Schwartzman; distance runners Kristen Mayhew, Grace Harmon, Sarah LeHan.
Captain Greco will compete in shot and discus, Skeats in javelin and sprints, Lawrence Huffman distance, Rucquoi sprints.
Impact athletes include seniors Sam Aparicio, hurdler and sprinter, Julia Ford, CIAC Class L placer in the high jump, Caleigh Morr, a long jumper; juniors KC Grady, an FCIAC placer in the 100m and 200m, Sophia Vivenzio, the FCIAC placer in the triple jump, Abigail Cragin 100 meter hurdler and long jumper, Brielle Racanelli thrower, Rory Washecka 400 meter runner,
Erica Blaze sprinter and high jumper, Kimmie Olvany distance runner; sophomores Cameron Appleby and Marley Garfield who both ran on the indoor state championship 4×800 meter relay team.
“The East is a balanced division, any of Darien, New Canaan Warde, Wilton or Ludlowe could win,” Norris said. “In the FCIAC the strong teams Danbury, Ridgefield, Greenwich are in the Western Division; tough to crack the top three.”