Solebury School boys’ cross country ran hard at the Penn-Jersey League championships on Thursday at New Jersey United Christian Academy, head coach Terri Miller reported. Devon Brewster was the first finisher for the Spartans, taking home a seventh-place medal. Brewster, fellow junior Andrei Benoliel, freshmen Erik Hallberg and Ken Guo, and sophomore Marshall Overhiser scored a total of 73 points. Despite three personal bests on the day, Solebury came in third overall as a team. Although the girls, Miller said, were missing one of their top runners because of injury, the Lady Spartans finished the day as the runners-up. Top finishers were seventh-grader Abby Salerno and freshman Maya Boreas, who took home second- and third-place medals, respectively. Junior Cally Kerrigan, senior Alexis Molgat and sophomore Sarah Waldon were the other scoring runners.
George School boys’ cross country toppled host Solebury School, 15-44, on Tuesday. Jeff Love was the top finisher in a time of 17:13. The top finishers for the Spartans were: Devon Brewster, Erik Hallberg, Andrei Benoliel, Ken Guo and Marshall Overhiser. “Unfortunately,” Spartans head coach Terri Miller said, “neither Solebury School nor George School had enough girls to compete against each other officially.”
Solebury School boys’ cross country lost to the Hun School, 22-33, on Friday. The Spartans were led by Devon Brewster, Andrei Benoliel, Erik Hallberg, Marshall Overhiser and Jake Schmukler. “Unfortunately,” head coach Terri Miller said, “the Lady Spartans were nursing many injuries and couldn’t field enough runners to compete.”
Princeton Day School (PDS) boys’ cross country triumphed over Solebury School, 15-50, on Tuesday. PDS swept the top-7 places. Top finishers for the Spartans were: Andrei Benoliel, Erik Hallberg, Devon Brewster, Jack Schmukler and Marshall Overhiser. PDS did not have a girls’ team to compete.
Solebury School hosted its first cross country meet of the season on Thursday afternoon. Six schools from the Penn-Jersey League attended. The Solebury boys finished in second place with a total of 58 points; Doane Academy was first with 25 points. The top finisher for the Spartans was junior Devon Brewster, who was eighth overall. Freshman Ken Guo, junior Andrei Benoliel, freshman Erik Hallberg and eighth-grader Jake Schmukler were ninth, 11th, 13th and 17th. The Spartan girls also finished second with 47 points, behind Villa Victoria (37). The top finisher for Solebury was seventh-grader Abby Salerno, who was second overall. Freshman Maya Boreas was third, senior Elisabeth Belben eighth, and juniors Cally Kerrigan and Caitlin Miller were 15th and 19th.
Solebury School cross country participated in a Penn-Jersey League meet on Thursday at Life Center Academy. “The boys’ work over the past two weeks certainly showed with six of nine runners taking significant time off their season best,” head coach Terri Miller said. Freshman Ken Guo was the leader for Solebury, finishing ninth overall. Junior Andrei Benoliel, freshman Erik Hallberg, sophomore Luca Naughton and eighth-grader Jake Schmukler rounded out the top 5 scoring runners for the day with a total of 75 points, which put the Spartans in second place behind Doane Academy’s 24 points. The Spartan girls had a good day, as well, with all five runners finishing with personal records. Senior Elisabeth Belben, seventh-grader Abby Salerno and freshman Maya Boreas finished second, third and fourth overall. Together with junior Cally Kerrigan and sophomore Sarah Waldon, the girls tied for first place with Villa Victoria Academy with a total of 43 points.
Solebury School cross country traveled to Mill Creek Park in Willingboro, N.J., on Thursday for its first official Penn-Jersey meet of the season. Finishing second overall in 19:17 for Solebury was junior Devon Brewster. Junior Andrei Benoliel, freshmen Ken Guo and Erik Hallberg, and eighth-grader Jake Shmukler gave the Spartans a total of 48 points, good for second behind Doane Academy’s 23 points. For the girls, Maya Boreas finished second overall, taking two minutes and 13 seconds off her time from last week. Senior Elisabeth Belben, seventh-grader Abby Salerno, junior Cally Kerrigan and sophomore Sarah Waldon’s combined efforts gave them a total of 59 points and a second-place finish behind Villa Victoria.
Solebury School boys’ cross country placed second to Doane Academy at the Penn-Jersey League Invitational at Fernhill Park on Thursday. Individually, junior Devon Brewster was third overall. Rounding out the Spartans’ top 5 finishers were: junior Andrei Benoliel, freshman Erik Hallberg, sophomore Luca Naughton and freshman Ken Guo. The Solebury girls took first behind seventh-grader Abby Salerno, who was third. Freshman Maya Boreas snagged fourth, and senior Elisabeth Belben was fifth. Rounding out the top 5 finishers were: senior Alexis Molgat and junior Cally Kerrigan.