From left, Shyanne Roberge, Myla Jacobs, Kyra Doloughty, Maelyn Sartwell, Olivia Porter, Savanah Tebeau-Sherry and Becca St. Peter pose for a photo at the state title race last weekend. Finishing sixth overall, the team has qualified for the New England Championships for the first time. (Courtesy photo)

Girls cross-country qualifies for New England’s for first time

Colchester High School will send a girls cross-country team to the New England Championships for the first time in program history after finishing sixth at the state meet last Saturday.

The Lakers were led by Savannah Tebeau-Sherry’s 11th-place finish, followed by Myla Jacobs (17th), Shyanne Roberge (51st), Maelyn Sartwell (80th), Kyra Doloughty (129th), Olivia Porter (130th) and Becca St. Peter (134th).

The top-five finishing schools included Champlain Valley Union, Burlington, St. Johnsbury, Essex and Mt. Mansfield. Colchester edged seventh-place Middlebury by 24 points.

By finishing in the top-six, out of 34 participating teams, Colchester has earned the right to represent Vermont at the New England meet on November 11 in Belfast, Maine.

Tebeau-Sherry and Jacobs both advanced individually as well, for the second-straight year, marking the first time in CHS history that two individual girls runners have qualified.

The Colchester boys also took on the Thetford course, placing 11th overall.

Top-finishers included Aidan Connors (29th), Jaydon Sartwell (41st), Kristian Labrie (79th), Jacob Dell (93rd), Josh Wefers (133rd), Ethan Carnesale (153rd) and Zachary Goad (156th).