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Sabers’ Trudel takes XC title

Souhegan enjoyed Saturday’s Division II cross country championship meets, particularly in the girls competiton at Derryfield Park in Manchester..

The Sabers’ Chloe Trudel ran a time of 19:05.5 to win the Division II individual championship.

“Chloe was definitely on today, taking charge relatively early in the race,” Sabers coach Jeff Wilson said.

“I couldn’t be happier for her, as she is an incredibly hard working and focused athlete, and just a great kid. This was Chloe’s second DII individual championship in three years (she won in 2019, and was runner up last year to Addison Cox), and is just another demonstration of her tenacity in big races.

“The better the competition, the better she races. I’m already looking forward to watching her race at the Meet of Champions (this coming Saturday at Nashua High School South) and the New England

championships.”

Wilson said that Trudel was a huge key for the Sabers, obviously, as they finished second in Division II.

“Chloe is also a captain and the true heart and soul of this year’s team, which also had an excellent race, finishing in the runner up spot to an outstanding Oyster River team,” Wilson said.

Souhegan finished runner up in the Division II championship. The Sabers were led by Trudel, Stephanie Svendsen (sixth, 20:11.1) and Emma Jarnagin (18th).

Amy Pattelena represented Hollis Brookline with an 11th place run.

Milford placed 12th in the team overall. Abbey Halloran bested her Spartan teammates finishing 16th, while Victoria Cornaro was 49th.

In boys cross country, Souhegan had a great team day with an eighth-place overall finish. Jaren Noorda was 23rd, Owen Stine was 40th and Nolan Dickinson was 41st for the Sabers.

Hollis Brookline finished in 10th place with leading runners Ryan Burgher (20th) and Ayden Finnegan (49th).

Daniel Sixon led Milford with a 25th-place run and the Spartans finished 16th overall. Campbell finished 15th overall in Division III led by Devin Lencki in 23rd

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