Coe-Brown girls capture elusive NE cross country crown
The Coe-Brown girls head uphill during the New England Cross Country Championship at Derryfield Park on Saturday. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
The progression is complete.
Two years removed from a third-place finish at the New England Cross Country Championships and one year since placing as runner-up at the same event, it only made sense that the girls from Coe-Brown of Northwood, running on the familiar, home-state turf of Derryfield Park in Manchester, would race to the top on Saturday.
Led by the ninth-place finish of junior Hannah Parker, who completed the 3.1-mile course in 18 minutes, 16.1 seconds, the Bears completed their three-year countdown in style. It was a championship made all the sweeter in that it came over last-year's-champion-turned-this-year's-runner-up, Barrington High School of Rhode Island.
Coe-Brown's Parker was New Hampshire's top finisher, followed by sophomore Maegan Doody of Oyster River of Durham (11th, 18:18.2), Danis, sophomore Ariel Vaillancourt of Pinkerton Academy of Derry (17th, 18:27.9), Carney, junior Casey Hecox of the Derryfield School of Manchester (29th, 18:43.8) Laskowsky, junior Shannon Murdock of Exeter (35th, 18:55.3), sophomore Morgan Sansing of Pinkerton (43rd, 19:02.8) and freshman Maddie Clark of Hopkinton (51st, 19:13.8),
He was followed by fellow Granite Staters, junior Tim Fafard of Mascenic of New Ipswich (14th, 15:51.2), senior Tristam Winship of Bedford (22nd, 15:57.0), sophomore Cameron Daly of Inter-Lakes of Meredith (29th, 16:04.7), senior Justin Trott of Winnacunnet (30th, 16:07.0), senior Phil Parent of Pinkerton (31st, 16:10.0), sophomore Dom Repucci of Hopkinton (37th, 16:13.0), junior Eli Moskowitz of Souhegan of Amherst (43rd, 16:17.7), junior Brian Reaney of Portsmouth (48th, 16:19.7) and senior Tyler McLaren of Bishop Guertin (52nd, 16:20.3).