Coach: Nick Carlson
Last year: Finished sixth at the Northwest Conference Championships. Finished sixth at the Class 3A Northwest District meet.
Returning state participants: None
Others to watch: Jillian Anderson (so.), Jana Peterson (so.), Laura Tkacsik (so.), Katherine Chamblin (fr.), Mikaela Hernandez (sr.), Elise Freeman (sr.)
Outlook: Carlson can hardly contain his excitement when speaking about the Ferndale girls' team this year. "Our team scoring is going to be very deep - probably the best we've ever had," he said in a phone interview. And the best news about that scoring is most of it will be back next year - and the year after. Only captains Hernandez and Freeman are seniors, while sophomores Anderson and Peterson finished 1-2 at the team's first meet on Wednesday, Sept. 11. "It's going to be competitive for the next three or sports spots. The top two are set, but we'll have some others rotating through. They'll push each other, and I think all of them will benefit from it."