Looks like there’s life for Haddonfield after Sarah Naticchia, Payton Weiner and Allison and Lindsay Colflesh.
No surprise there. This program does not take years off. The Lady Bulldogs have won 11 straight sectional titles and 15 of the last 16.
A year after Haddonfield graduated four of its most accomplished runners ever, Haddonfield on Saturday participated in its first invitational of the 2021 cross country season and easily won the “Challenge Race” at the Briarwood Invitational.
Junior Helene Usher was the overall winner in 20:28 over 5,000 meters at Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, and Haddonfield placed all five scorers in the top 12 to outscore Lawrenceville School 24-45.
Usher won by 25 meters over Alli Delisi, a freshman at Penn Charter, who was second in 20:34.
For Haddonfield, junior Sabrina Miller placed third in 20:48, sophomore Anne Earp was fourth in 20:49, sophomore Ava Thomas placed 7th in 21:16 and senior Jess Goode ran 22:08 for 12th.
Haddonfield averaged 21:06 for its five scorers. There was also something called a “Championship Race,” and Mount St. Joseph Academy of Springfield Township, Montgomery County, averaged 20:50 to win that. Haddonfield’s average was second-fastest among both races.
Haddonfield sophomore Riley Slootsky won the JV race by 175 meters in 22:01, a time that would have placed her 12th in the Challenge race.