Souhegan’s Trudel opens eyes at New Englands

The ground around us may not look like it, but the outdoor track season is now upon us.

The indoor season for the region’s elite track athletes concluded Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston with the New England Interscholastic


Chloe Trudel of Souhegan ran a personal best, earning ninth place in the two-mile with a time of 11:12.17.

Trudel was the first Granite Stater to cross the line, the fastest freshman in the race with a time that is 55th best nationally and fourth among high school


Milford’s Leslie MacGrath plaxed 11th in the high jump at 5-3, while South’s Sydney Lewis was right behind in 17th at 5-1.

Spartan distance specialist Lauren Robinson was 12th in the mile with a 5:15.74 clocking.

Milford teammate Renee Wilson went 16-10 in the long jump, giving the sophomore a 17th placing.

Souhegan bowlers finisH

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The Souhegan High ten-pin bowlers did not qualify for the state team tournament, but a pair of Sabers did move into the postseason.

Both Wil Jaques and Carrie Speer reached the “medal round” of the State Individual Championships, meaning their season averages were between 33 and 64 in the state.

In the 32-player state individual event, Jaques rolled games of 151, 170 and 181 at Merrimack Ten Pin to advance to the round of 16.

Jaques would advance no further, though, scoring a 138 in the Round of 16.

Speer finished 27th in the flight, scoring 135, 149 and 123 in the three games.

For the season, the Sabers’ top averages were Jaques at 158.1, Speer at 147.7, Julianna Torres at 144.1, Jenna Speer at 132.3, Zack Dean at 123.2, Annalise Poisson at 122.5, Nick Giannakopoulos at 120.4, Emma Maurais at 111.1, Tim Eccleston at 110.5, Mikla Rasia at 108.0, Abby Conway at 106.3 and Braden Foulks at 104.1.