CHS Cross Country Girls Take Top Spot at State Meet
November 4, 2016
submitted by Coach Jan Platt
On Oct. 29, the Campbell girls’ and boys’ cross country teams competed in the Division 3 state meet at Derryfield Park in Manchester, one of the most challenging courses around.
Last year the girls’ team came in fourth place overall, so they went in with a mission of doing their very best to make it on to the Meet of Champions. As part of Division 3 they competed against 21 teams. The girls went into this meet as a dark horse, so, as a coach, I told them to just go out there and do your very best. The girls got it done by becoming the Division 3 state meet champions.
Four Campbell girls received medals by coming in the top 25. Leading the way for the team was junior Caitlyn Callinan who came in ninth place, with a time of 20:49.8, breaking the school record for the fastest girl running at states since it was first held in 2010. Second for the team was senior Samantha Molinari coming in 14th place. Freshman Gillian Gallagher finished in 21st place and senior Gabriele Hogan came in 24th place. Freshman Kaylee L’Etoile was the fifth scoring runner for the team. Freshman Michelle Freeman was Campbell’s sixth runner and senior Danielle Ledoux was the seventh.
For the boys’ team last year they came in 11th place out of 25 teams. They had a goal as a team to make it to the MOCs and they will be moving on as they placed fifth overall out of 23 teams. Sophomore Jeffrey Allen was the first runner for the team, earning a medal by coming in third overall and also breaking the school record with a time of 16:51.6. Second for the team was Payton Musco who also medaled by coming in 19th place. Junior Luke Hogan was third for the team, followed by teammates Brendon Jeffrey, Jakob Scopelites, Seth Bonvouloir and Alec Bonvouloir.
The Campbell teams will be running at the Meet of Champions on Nov. 5 at Mines Falls in Nashua.