Solebury School’s London Green placed second overall in 17:55 for the boys in the Penn-Jersey League cross country championship meet on Thursday. Five of the Spartans’ six runners PR’d. Nick Lavery finished fourth overall in 19:13. Andrei Benoliel, Kyle Miller and Devin Matchett also scored for Solebury, which finished with a combined total of 74 points, good for second as a team behind Doane Academy’s 70 points. The Spartan girls, already down one of their top runners with a knee injury, began the race with only six runners. Solebury lost a top runner, A.J. Bonneau, early in the race. Despite that, three of the Spartans’ five remaining runners finished in the top 10, taking home medals as well as PRs. Alexandra Morrow was second overall in 25:20, Alexis Molgat was eighth and Cally Kerrigan was ninth. Caitlin Miller and Sarah Waldon finished 14th and 15th, respectively, giving Solebury a combined total of 48 points, good for third behind Doane Academy’s 35 points and Villa Victoria’s 40.
Solebury School cross country hosted Pennington School on Tuesday for its final scheduled meet of the season. For the boys, Pennington’s Ian Moini finished first overall ahead of Solebury junior London Green, who was second in 19:11. The Spartans also took third, fifth, sixth, seventh, ninth and 10th. Finishers for Solebury were Nick Lavery, Andrei Benoliel, Devon Brewster, Devin Matchett, Kyle Miller and Jeff Lin, respectively, giving the Spartans the win with 23 points to Pennington’s 36. Alexandra Morrow was the top finisher for the Solebury girls. She was fifth overall in 27:14. A.J. Bonneau was behind her in sixth, Cally Kerrigan was eighth, Alexis Molgat ninth, Caitlin Miller 13th and Sarah Waldon 14th. The Spartan girls lost to Pennington, 17-40. The Spartans will now gear up for the league championships next week at Fern Hill Park.
For the first time since 2009, Solebury School cross country hosted a meet on campus on Thursday. Three teams were in attendance for both the girls and boys. Villa Victoria, Solebury and two runners for New Jersey United Christian Academy ran for the girls. Top finisher for Solebury was senior captain Alexandra Morrow, who was second overall in 26:45. Fourth overall went to sophomore Cally Kerrigan. Alexis Molgat, Caitlin Miller and Sarah Waldon rounded out the scoring runners with a total of 39 points. Villa Victoria won the meet over Solebury with a total of 22 points. For the boys, the Spartans’ London Green took the lead from the start and set a course record, finishing first overall in a time of 18:58.34. Senior Nick Lavery finished third in 20:03.80. Kyle Miller, Devon Brewster, Andrei Benoliel and Curtis Thompson were eighth, ninth, 10th and 11th, respectively, in 22:35.06, 22:43.68, 22:47.28 and 23:08.34. Kieran Thayer was the seventh finisher for Solebury. Solebury finished with a total of 31 points, putting the Spartans ahead of New Jersey United Christian Academy’s 43 points and Calvary Christian’s 60 points.
Solebury School cross country ran at Princeton Day School on Wednesday. For the boys, junior London Green finished first overall in a personal record of 18:25. Nick Lavery was third overall in 19:32, while Andrei Benoliel was eighth, Curtis Thompson ninth and Devin Matchett 10th. Despite that, Princeton Day School came out ahead, 24-31. The Spartan girls were missing a few key runners because of injury. With only three healthy runners, Solebury was forced to forfeit, 15-50.
Pennington School cross country welcomed Solebury School and New Hope-Solebury to town on Tuesday. The Spartans’ top runners for the boys were junior London Green in 18:44, senior Nick Lavery in 20:11, sophomores Devon Brewster and Andrei Benoliel, and freshman Kyle Hochenberger. Solebury lost to New Hope, 23-38, and beat Pennington, 24-33. The Spartan girls fell to Pennington, 15-40, and downed New Hope, 15-50, by forfeit. Top finishers for Solebury were senior Alexandra Morrow, sophomore Cally Kerrigan, senior Charlotte Martin, junior Alexis Molgat and sophomore Caitlin Miller.
Six teams competed at New Jersey United Christian Academy on Thursday for the Penn-Jersey League’s first cross country meet of the season. The Solebury School girls finished first with 40 points; Villa Victoria was second with 41. Top finishers for Solebury were seniors A.J. Bonneau and Alexandra Morrow, who were third and fourth, respectively, at 26:59 and 27:03; sophomore Cally Kerrigan, seventh; freshman Sarah Waldon, 12th; and sophomore Caitlin Miller, 14th. The Solebury boys also finished first with a combined total of 39 points; Doane Academy was second with 43. Top overall finisher for the second week in a row was junior London Green in a time of 19:35. Senior Nick Lavery was third in 20:06, senior Curtis Thompson was 10th, sophomore Devin Brewster was 11th and senior Devon Matchett was 14th.
Solebury School cross country performed exceptionally well at Thursday’s Penn-Jersey League Invitational. The girls and boys both grabbed the championship. “Coming into the race for 2015 was a bit unnerving having to follow such a successful year, but the teams did not disappoint,” head coach Terri Miller said. “The girls, having lost four of their six runners from last year, pulled out another win, finishing with a total of 34 points, just ahead of Villa Victoria, which finished with 43 points.” Top finishers for the Spartan girls were senior Charlotte Martin (second overall), senior veteran and captain Alexandra Morrow (fourth), senior A.J. Bonneau (fifth), and sophomores Cally Kerrigan (eighth) and Caitlin Miller (15th). The Spartan boys had 37 points. Top finishers were junior London Green (first overall), in his first cross country race; freshman Devon Brewster (second); and seniors Nick Lavery, Curtis Thompson and Devin Matchett, placing 10th, 11th and 13th, respectively.