Londonderry High School cross-country teams are enjoying a good start to the 2015 season.
The Lancer males handily beat their competitors in the first regular season meet at home Tuesday, Sept. 8, and then followed up that performance with some stellar work at the Souhegan Relays in Amherst last weekend.
In the three-team meet at Londonderry High, the Lancer squad tallied a score of 19 to easily defeat the visiting Nashua North Titans (41) and Spaulding High Red Raiders of Rochester (81).
Cam Dickson paced the Londonderry effort by finishing first overall in 13 minutes and 34 seconds. Jared Kane took third place (13:47), Josh Wasserman was fourth (13:52), Noah Schrank took fifth (14:09), Chris Zaino was sixth (14:20), Bailey Hamilton wound up eighth (14:25), and Declan Hotter finished 10th overall (14:42).
Then on Saturday, Sept. 12, the Lancers had both their varsity and junior varsity harriers make headlines by winning both team titles at the annual Souhegan Relays.
The LHS varsity finished with a microscopic team score of nine in their race, in which three teams of three runners battled other schools’ trios of three runners. Nashua South finished second with a score of 23.
The Lancer boys’ JV crew also overwhelmed the competition, finishing with a score of 15 while the runner-up Nashua North team tallied a 73.
The LHS bunch took the top six individual places thanks to the finishes of Spenser Kutney, Brian Metro, Kyle Friere, Connor Keeley, Jake Donnelly, and Kyle Hoglund, and their teammate Ross Carroll also finished in the top 10 by ending up ninth.
The Lady Lancers wound up being fifth out of eight teams in the varsity competition at the Souhegan Relays, and the junior varsity girls ended up third out of six squads in their event in Amherst that day.
Rachel Cook (eighth), Emily Holland (14th), and Sarah Court (18th) all finished among the top 20 runners in the JV event.