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.