Indoor track preview



The GHS Indoor Track team is looking to start this unique and modified season off strong as the winter sport was moved to “Fall II.” Gloucester was recently moved into the NEC South where they will face the likes of Swampscott, Salem, Winthrop, and Saugus. With the new COVID restrictions in place, masks will be worn during meets as they will be held on the outdoor track. With most track runners not competing since last indoor season, they’ve been working extra hard during this offseason in order to prepare for the upcoming season. 

Athletes to Watch


On the girls side, the team has a very strong junior class with lots of returning runners. Although they don’t have the best numbers, there are multiple athletes on this team who make up for that with the dedication they give to the team. 

Senior Captain Rumi Thomas: 

Captain Thomas is Gloucester’s most talented athlete on the girls side, an NEC All-Star who has competed at New Balance Nationals twice. She was named a mid-distance captain this winter and can run strong races in anything from 200-800 meters. Having competed in state level and national level championships, Thomas brings experience and athleticism to the team and is looking to PR for her senior year.  

Junior Darcy Muller: 

Captain Muller has been one of Gloucester’s most promising athletes, competing in two varsity level sports as an 8th grader. Returning from her ACL injury, she’s looking stronger than ever. Competing and placing in state level meets as underclassman, there will be big expectations for her as an upperclassman. Using her quick speed and fast reaction time, Muller will be a strong 55m dash contender. 

Junior Ella Young: 

Young is a strong high jumper who can also compete in short distance events. Last winter she was the NEC Freshman/Sophomore high jump champion and has also competed in state level competitions as an underclassmen. As an upperclassmen, Young is looking to improve her high jump PR and will be ranked as one of the best high jumpers in the conference. 


On the boys side, their team is looking very strong individually with lots of depth. There are lots of newcomers this year when it comes to indoor, especially with the convenience of it being in “Fall II.” But the boys have a strong returning junior and senior class and will be an NEC South contender this year.

Senior Captain Kai DeGuzman:

Captain DeGuzman is Gloucester’s most decorated athlete, with 5 school records, 2 individual records in the Pentathlon and the indoor triple jump, and 3 relay records in the outdoor DMR, the 4×100 hurdles relay, and the 50y shuttle hurdles. Traveling to California last year to compete in the USATF Nationals, DeGuzman is a very well rounded athlete who can dominate in sprinting, hurdles, and field events. After missing out on an important junior year spring season, this former NEC All-Star is looking to continue his success and plans on running at the collegiate level.  

Junior Captain Andrew Coelho:

Captain Coelho is coming off of his NEC All-Conference performance last indoor season and has high expectations as an upperclassmen. The NEC Freshman/Sophomore 600m champion placed 2nd in the 600m at the NEC Conference Championship last year. The 4×800 relay team with Pelosi and DeGuzman placed 8th at the MIAA Division II Championship. One of the many experienced upperclassmen, Coelho is looking for a productive junior year. 

Senior Captain Harry Pelosi:

Captain Pelosi is coming off a strong cross country season and is looking to carry over his success into the indoor track season. A cross country NEC All-Star, Captain Pelosi was a part of the 4×800 that placed at states and has had lots of individual success as well. Placing 5th in the 1000m at the NEC Conference Championship last year, Pelosi is looking to continue his productive senior year and plans on running in college. 

Their first meet of the season will be against Swampscott this Thursday, on March 18th at 4:00. It will be held at Newell Stadium as they will be competing on the outdoor track. Gloucester looks to hit the ground running with Swampscott being some strong competition.