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September 15, 2013

Boys Prep School Cross Country: Phillips, Brooks look to Methuen standouts

Brooks

2012 season: 4th N.E. Prep Division 3 meet

Returning lettermen: Joe St. Cyr, Sr., Methuen; Brian Fogarty, Jr.; Tom Caron, Jr., Andover; Jun Yabuki, Jr.; Gardner Crary, Soph.

Promising newcomers: Charlie Quinn, Soph.; Ethan Gabert-Doyan, Frosh.

Candidates: 16

Captains: Joe St. Cyr

N.E. Prep Division 3: 14. Joe St. Cyr, 58. Tom Caron

Assistants: Christine Chen

Odds and ends: Former assistant Ryan Dobbins replaced Scott Kelly, who was the head coach the last two years. Dobbins, who ran at Denison University, is a network administrator at Brooks who enjoys doing stand-up comedy. ... Joe St. Cyr ran a superb road race in the preseason, finishing fourth at the Dracut 5K in 17:36. Gardner Crary came in ninth. ... Newcomer Ethan Gabert-Doyan is a freshman from Montreal who is a superb basketball player.

Coach Ryan Dobbins (1st year): “Last year, we were top heavy with our first three, led by Sawyer Rogers, but this year we have a lot more depth. We should do better than last year.”

Phillips

2012 season: 4th N.E. Prep Division 1 meet

Returning lettermen: Matt Fischetti, Sr.; Ian Whittall, Sr.; Scott Diekema, Sr.; Ethan McIntosh, Jr.; Kailash Sundaram, Jr.; Paul McGovern, Jr., Methuen

Promising newcomers: Henry Tracey, Jr.; Keton Kakkar, Jr.

Candidates: 41

Captains: Scott Diekema

N.E. Prep Division 1: 13. Ian Whittall, 15. Ethan McIntosh

Assistants: Patrick Reilly, Dan Schneider

Odds and ends: Methuen’s Paul McGovern is back at full strength after missing most of last year with an injury. ... Junior newcomers Henry Tracey and Keton Kakkar are both transfers.

Coach Jeff Domina (5th year): “I think our prospects are good. Phillips Exeter will be the team to beat, but we’re in position to finish higher than last year.”

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