North Andover’s representatives at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C., this weekend have definitely earned the "contingent" term.

After all, the NAHS track and field team is sending girls to four individual events and one relay, a total of seven athletes from that squad. Two other athletes from the boys team – Tyler Glendon (long jump) and Andy Robie (high jump) – are also making the trip.

Some of the athletes – two individuals and a relay team – from the girls squad got in a little "warm-up" of sorts on June 9 at the New England Championships at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H.

"The performances at New Englands were disappointing, considering the high standards the girls had set for themselves," said Rick Dellechiaie, head coach of the girls team. "But these things happen at meets of this caliber. It is difficult to keep improving every meet toward the end of the season."

Allie Rodrigues took part in the javelin and threw 105-feet-2-inches (23rd), while Grace Fallon threw the discus 106-feet-10-inches (17th).

"[Both girls] had great seasons and one meet doesn't define those seasons," added Dellechiaie. "Those two had a lot on their plate that week: senior week activities every day, graduation, the SOS party the night before."

The 4x100-meter relay team also ran, and placed higher than seeded (taking 14th), thanks to a 50.46-second time by Rachel Brimmer, Anna Rozzi, Allison Leising and Trinity Tapper.

"They placed higher than their seed, even though they ran a slower time, which supports what I was saying earlier about the difficulty of sustaining and even improving performance every meet as the season winds down," added Dellechiaie.

Rodrigues and Fallon are in Greensboro for their chosen events, and Ava Nassar is joining them to do the long jump. Sarah Lavery is doing the high jump at Nationals.

The 800-meter sprint medley relay team that is also competing consists of Nassar, Brimmer, Trinity Tapper and Courtney Dalke.

"This is the largest contingent we have ever sent from the girls' team.  It is a testament to the growing strength of our program," added Dellechiaie.

It’s a good week for Robie and Glendon. Not only are both able to ply their trade at Nationals, but they were also named as captains-elect for the 2019 track and field season.

Glendon and Robie will be joined as captains next spring by Peter Coufos, John Kooken, Trevor Nassar, Evan Saindon and Brian Voke.

Trevor Nassar won the Most Outstanding Runner award from the coaches, while Glendon was awarded with the Most Outstanding Field Athlete.

Robie was given the Unsung Hero award, Luke DiSalvo won the Scarlet Knight Award, Nick Long won the Coaches Award, Sean Drury was named the team’s Rookie of the Year, and Christian Surette won the Alex Farese Award.