Kellen Waters is back up and running after a memorable final cross-country season, one which saw him win his division title and place eighth at All-States.

He’ll jump into the 1,000-meter run, where he leads an Ipswich High boys track and field team with a lot of experience – but not a lot of depth.

The picture is a little different on the girls track and field side – the team has a lot of new, young runners. But with that comes a lack of experience.

"Our girls team is the youngest I’ve ever had," said Ipswich head coach Martin Binette. "I think this boys team could compete for its third consecutive Cape Ann League Baker Division title."

On the boys side, along with Waters, Binette also brings back talent with many years behind its sneakers in Mike D’Agostino, Max Duffield, Tyler Whynott and Tommy Herron.

D’Agostino is "one of the league’s best sprinters, and he will also long jump."

Duffield and Herron rule the 300/600-meter roost. Whynott will focus on the 300, and all three will help to anchor the 4x400 relay team.

After a very impressive cross-country campaign, Jack DeMarco comes indoors to run the mile, and junior Cole Schildkraut takes the lead in shot put as the Tigers’ only experienced thrower there.

The girls team is faced with just four seniors to show a lot of underclassmen the way, though the team always fares well in the CAL Baker Division. They did go five years without a CAL loss, after all.

Binette expects Jessie Harrington to be "one of the best hurdlers in the league."

She also will be looked to for points in the long jump and as part of the 4x400 relay.

Another versatile junior like Harrington is Olivia St. Peter.

"She is looking to be our top sprinter in the dash and will also run the relay and high jump," said Binette.

Also watch for juniors Hannah Herron and Maddie Wilson in the middle distance and cross-country veterans Nadja Uechert-LaPlante and Rayna Duffield (also both juniors – notice a trend?) in the upper distances.

Junior Annika Brink is the team’s top hope in the 1,000-meter and senior Brianna Terry will throw the shot put for the Tigers.