Haddonfield girls open XC season in impressive style!!!

The Haddonfield girls, ranked 8th in the state, opened their XC season Friday with eight girls running under 20 minutes over 5,000 meters in a Colonial Conference batch meet at Pennypacker Park.

Two of the sub-20 group were running their first high school career race.

Haddonfield swept Sterling 15-50, taking the top 13 spots overall.

Seniors Allison Colflesh, Sarah Naticchia and Payton Weiner, Haddonfield’s top three runners on last year’s team 4th-place Meet of Champions team, were joined in the top five by sophomore Sabrina Miller in her first varsity race and junior Jess Goode.

Colflesh, Naticchia and Weiner all ran 19:27 or 19:28, Miller crossed in 19:38 and Goode in 19:42.

Freshman Anne Earp, senior Lindsay Colflesh and sophomore Helene Usher also broke 20 minutes for Haddonfield.

Goode never run faster than 20:28 on any course last year and Usher never broke 20:54.

Senior Olivia Stoner, freshman Riley Slootsky, freshman Ava Thomas, senior Georgia Nussey and freshman Sarah Fetter rounded out Haddonfield’s lead group.

Senior Rylie Mansfield was Sterling’s first finisher.

Also, Audubon had 6 of the first 9 finishers in a 21-37 win over Haddon Heights.

Seniors Greta Davis and Natalie Slavin went 1-2 for Audubon. Sophomore Victoria Cerini was Haddon Heights’ top runner, in third place.

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