On the run
Boys’ runners to watch
Alexis Andujar, Lowell: A returning Merrimack Valley Conference all-star, the senior placed 27th overall with his 14:57 time at the Division 1 All-State meet last November.
Sam Malabre, Hamilton-Wenham: After his 18th-place finish at the Division 2 All-State meet last fall, a move into the top 10 is attainable for the junior.
Mike O’Donnell, Methuen: The junior returns after running a 15:06 at last year’s Division 1 All-State meet at Gardner Municipal.
Girls’ runners to watch
Erin Donovan, Lowell: A junior, the Merrimack Valley all-star finished 14th at the Division 1 All-State meet, crossing the finish line in 17:30.
Maggie Mullins, Andover: A 2010 Globe All-Scholastic, she placed fourth at the Division 1 All-State Meet in 16:58 and won the Bay State Invitational, besting Peabody’s Catarina Rocha by five seconds.
Laura Patriarca, Tewksbury: The senior won the EMass. Division 3 meet and finished seventh at the Division 1 All-State meet.