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Season Preview: Lynnfield boys track has plenty of new faces

Entering his 14th season coaching the Lynnfield boys? track team, Bill Wallace knows he has some big holes to fill this season. The weather has put a crimp in figuring out the holes and how to fill them, but Wallace believes this year?s edition of the Pioneers will be ready when the season starts.
?We certainly are trying to make the best of the conditions,” Wallace said. “(It?s) certainly not ideal, (but) we?ll work through it around it, whatever we have to do.
?We lost a lot of guys from last year, a lot of guys that scored points and provided good leadership. We have a lot of holes, a lot of voids this year. Hopefully, we can fill them with the group we have.”
Senior sprinters David Adams and Cam Rondeau are back. Junior Cam DeGeorge is expected to become one of the top throwers in discus and shot put this season. Senior Phil King rounds out the upperclassmen, showing promise in the triple jump, Wallace said, and senior newcomers Jake Rourke and Rob DeBonis will hopefully be able to produce points.
There are a few underclassmen Wallace has his eyes on, including juniors Zack Bisconti, Matt Weis and Alex Dalelio, who are expected to snare points in the 800 meters, the mile and the two mile, respectively, and sophomore distance runner Matt Seelig.
Lynnfield will be participating in tri-meets all season, with the first meet on April 15 against Masconomet and Newburyport.
?We know we have some talent, we?re just going to have to wait and see a little bit how that talent comes together,” Wallace said. “With a younger team, it?s very hard to see what we have indoors. We?ve really just focused on conditioning, make the best of it for now. That?s all we can do.?On the other hand, we?re together indoors, working together. That?ll help some of the younger guys see the right way to do things from the older guys, their work ethic. We?ll see what happens when we get outside. We can?t sit here and complain or the season will be here and we won?t be ready.”

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