Naticchia, Colflesh lead Haddonfield girls to 11th straight sectional XC title!!!!!

Haddonfield! Again!

The Haddonfield girls coasted to their 11th straight sectional title and 26th overall Saturday morning, racing to a 20-92 win over second-place Cedar Creek in the South Jersey Group 2 race.

Haddonfield has won more sectional titles than any girls program in the state. Ridgewood will be shooting for their 25th in North Jersey Section 1 Group 4 later Saturday.

Haddonfield averaged 19:29 on the 5K course at DREAM Park in Logan Township, breaking the course single-race record of 19:46 set by Cherry Hill East last year in the Olympic Conference Championships.

Senior Sarah Naticchia won her second straight individual title in 18:36, winning by 100 meters over senior teammate Allison Colflesh, who ran 18:59. 

Naticchia and Colflesh move into the No. 4 and No. 6 spots on the all-time DREAM Park performance list. The course has only been in use since 2018.

Senior Payton Weiner was 4th in 19:19, freshman Anne Earp 6th in 20:11 and senior Lindsay Colflesh 7th in 20:18. 

Haddonfield’s 6th and 7th runners were sophomore Sabrina Miller [8th in 20:21] and junior Jess Goode [11th in 21:03], who gave Haddonfield seven of the first 11 finishers.

Other South Jersey runners in the top 10 were Collingswood senior Sophie Steidle [3rd in 19:13], Delsea senior Carly Nicholson [5th in 19:31] and Delsea senior Lilie Widmer [10th in 20:50].

We’ll have more on the South Jersey Group 2 race later, but first a few notes on Haddonfield’s team title:

⇒ Since 2005, Haddonfield has won 15 of 16 South Jersey Group 2 sectional XC titles, the only loss coming in 2009, when they were second to Moorestown.

⇒ The 11 straight sectional titles is the 3rd-longest streak in state history, behind only Ridgewood’s streak of 12 straight in North 1 Group 4 from 1992 through 2003 and Shawnee’s streak of 12 straight in South Jersey Group 4 from 1990 through 2001.

⇒  The 20 points is the 8th-lowest total in South Jersey sectional history. Of the 12 scores of 21 or fewer points, eight belong to Haddonfield.
15 … Moorestown, Group 2, 2001
15 … Haddonfield, Group 2, 2005
16 … Haddonfield, Group 2, 2007
19 … Haddonfield, Group 1, 1982
19 … Ocean City, Group 3, 1988
19 … Haddonfield, Group 2, 2008
19 … Haddonfield, Group 2, 2010
20 … Haddonfield, Group 2, 2020
21 … Brick Township, Group 4, 1987
21 … Manchester Twp., Group 1, 1980
21 … Haddonfield, Group 2, 2006
21 … Haddonfield, Group 2, 2019

⇒ Here’s a look at all 26 of Haddonfield’s titles!
1979 – SJ-Group 2
1982 – SJ-Group 1
1985 – SJ-Group 1
1990 – SJ-Group 1
1991 – SJ-Group 1
1992 – SJ-Group 1
1993 – SJ-Group 1
1994 – SJ-Group 2
1995 – SJ-Group 2
1999 – SJ-Group 2
2003 – SJ-Group 2
2005 – SJ-Group 2
2006 – SJ-Group 2
2007 – SJ-Group 2
2008 – SJ-Group 2
2010 – SJ-Group 2
2011 – SJ-Group 2
2012 – SJ-Group 2
2013 – SJ-Group 2
2014 – SJ-Group 2
2015 – SJ-Group 2
2016 – SJ-Group 2
2017 – SJ-Group 2
2018 – SJ-Group 2
2019 – SJ-Group 2
2020 – SJ-Group 2 

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