Sabers Run Their Fastest in Season's Final Track Meets
Varsity seven with their third place trophy, as well as individual trophies (top 25) and medals (26-50th).
Saber Girls Excel at Wickham Invitational!
The Souhegan High School Girls Cross Country team raced to 3rd place among 27 teams in the Large School Race of the Wickham Invitational on Saturday in Manchester, CT! The Sabers placed all of their first 5 runners in the top 50 in the field of close to 200 runners, scoring 152 points and being outrun only by 2 of New England's top teams, Glastonbury HS of CT (1st place with 81 points), and North Kingston, RI (2nd, 109 points)!
Chloe Trudel once again led the way for Souhegan, running her fastest time of the season (19:09) over the hills of Wickham Park, and capturing 4th place! Following her across the finish line for the Sabers were Stephanie Svendsen (17th, 19:59), Emma Jarnigan (40th, 21:09), Anna Brammer-DePuy (44th, 21:13), and Audrey Littlefield (47th, 21:24). Madeleine Glover (77th, 22:31), and Sarah Bryson (81st, 22:36) also raced well and completed the scoring for the Sabers' varsity seven.
Souhegan Grads Race to Collegiate Records!
Georgia Jones (SHS 2020)
Jane Leighton (SHS 2018)
Georgia Jones (SHS 2020) and Jane Leighton (SHS 2018) had plenty of success during their high school Cross Country years. Both were intregal members of Saber Teams that won both the DII State Championship, and the NH Meet of Champions, Georgia in 2019, and Jane in both 2016 and 2017! This Fall, they are both having lots of success at the collegiate level as well! On October 1st, Georgia, racing as Army West Point's top runner, and Jane, racing as the top University of Vermont runner, competed with their teams at the Paul Short Invitational in Pennsylvania.
Competing in a field of over 340 runners from 38 teams, including some of the nations top teams, both Georgia and Jane set records, running the fastest times ever for a 6K Cross Country race for their respective schools! Georgia, a sophomore, captured 9th place overall in the race in a blistering 20:14, while Jane, a senior captain, took 39th, logging a blazing time of 20:55 to become the first in UVM program history to crack the 21-minute mark for a 6K course!
Saber Girls Win DII/DIII JV State Meet!
Emma Herrero led the Souhegan Girls Cross Country team to victory at the JV State Meet held at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy on Wednesday, as the Sabers placed 3 in the top 5, and 5 in the top 14 enroute to a commanding victory with 36 points! Coe-Brown, Kennett, and Oyster River battled it out for 2nd place, with the Eagles of Kennett (89 points) edging out the Black Bears of Coe-Brown (also 89 points) on a tie breaker. Oyster River was 4th with 91 points.
Herrero raced strong from start to finish, capturing 2nd place with an impressive 22:45 clocking! Erin Taylor and Riley Devine continued their dramatic improvement, taking 4th and 5th respectively in 23:19 and 23:21. However the key to the Sabers' victory was the performance of seniors Adrienne Ayala (11th, 24:14) and Kayli Pike (14th, 24:32), who both improved by over 2 minutes from an early season race on this course, as they steadily moved up throughout the hills, passing runners left and right, who had gone out to hard early in the race! Elizabeth Bryson (20th, 25:30), and Abby Rose (26th, 26:03) also ran well for Souhegan.
Saber Boys XC 3rd at DII/DIII
JV State Meet
Patrick Vore led a pack of 5 Sabers across the finish line as Souhegan (76 points) edged out Oyster River (76 points) on a tie-breaker for 3rd place at the JV State Meet on Wednesday. Windham took home the first place trophy with a low score of 23, followed by Coe-Brown with 43. Vore crossed the line in 11th place in 19:32, and was followed closely by a pair of freshman, Ben Gaudet (13th, 19:43) and Jared Kershaw (16th, 19:50), along with Andrew Strauss (17th, 19:55) and Daniel Svendsen (19th, 20:01). With the score tied at 76 with the Bobcats, the place of each team's 6th finisher would determine the winner. Freshman Kasen Fox, running his best race of the season, outleaned Oyster River's 6th at the finish line for 29th place to give the Sabers the edge. Aidan Eastland (36, 20:54) also ran well for Souhegan.