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Coe-Brown girls win Meet of Champions; Bears’ Brassard top male

Hopkinton's Lily Scammon and  Bow's Byrie Forey both try to head the ball during the division 3 girls soccer championship at Southern New Hampshire University on November 3, 2012. Hopkinton defeated Bow 1-0 in overtime. 

(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

Hopkinton's Lily Scammon and Bow's Byrie Forey both try to head the ball during the division 3 girls soccer championship at Southern New Hampshire University on November 3, 2012. Hopkinton defeated Bow 1-0 in overtime. (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

Across the board, times were faster at Mine Falls yesterday for the Meet of Champions than they were last week at Derryfield Park for the cross country division championships.

And Coe-Brown kept perfect pace.

Coe-Brown’s Jeremy Brassard, running against the best competition in the state, simply cut his time by 22 seconds to capture the state individual title just a week after being crowned the fastest runner in Division II. And Coe-Brown’s girls’ team reaffirmed what everyone already knew: The Bears are the best team in New Hampshire, regardless of division, for the second straight year. Coe-Brown placed four in the top 13 to run away with the unofficial team title, notching 66 points to outdistance Division I champion Londonderry by 43 points.

In the boys’ race, Brassard came across in 15:46.1, beating runner-up Sam Daly of Bedford by three seconds. Bow’s Andrew Weckstein was next across in 15:54.4, followed closely by Concord’s B.J. Smith in fourth in 15:56.8. They’ll all advance to next weekend’s New England championships, along with Sant Bani’s Colby Clark (20th, 16:21.7) and Merrimack Valley’s Vinny Tevnan (24th, 16:26.3).

Tevnan led the Pride to sixth place in the team standings to qualify MV for its first ever New England appearance. Also competing for the Pride were Colin Phillips (26th, 16:29.8), Brandon McCoo (35th, 16:44.2), Brendan Polichronopoulos (64th, 17:03.5), Mark Roy (96th, 17:30.9), Keegan Hanks (138th, 18:28.1) and Damon Perron (148th, 18:51.9). MV scored 185 points to finish behind Souhegan (90), Bedford (93), Oyster River (115), Pinkerton (140) and Londonderry (177).

Hopkinton (308) was 11th behind Sam Smith (16:53.4), Cam DeBrusk (72nd, 17:09.0), Declan Campbell (81st, 17:17.6), Alex Bostic (99th, 17:33.6), Cody Roberge (103rd, 17:37.6), Chris Barnard (133rd, 18:16.5) and Aiden O’Brien (140th, 18:31.4).

Bow (345) was 16th behind Weckstein, Alex Evans (82nd, 17:19.1), Kevin McCully (100th, 17:33.9), Sam Evans (18:03.6), Peter LaRiviere (127th, 18:08.3), Andrew Attorri (128th, 18:08.9) and Zachary Zbehlik (150th, 19:11.2).

Other area individuals were Kearsarge’s Conor Terhune (43rd, 16:46.8), Concord’s Pepper Smith (49th, 16:51.4) and Coe-Brown’s Lucas Fisher (71st, 17:07.5).

The Coe-Brown girls, who have goals of a New England title, bunched up the top four runners within half a minute of each other. Elisabeth Danis was the top finisher, taking fourth in 18:40.7. Katie Scannell was 10th (18:59.8), Brooke Laskowsky 11th (19:02.6) and Hannah Parker 13th (19:12.0). Also running for the Bears were Jessie Carney (41st, 19:44.8), Katelyn Terry (55th, 20:02.8) and Meg Scannell (62nd, 20:12.2).

They’ll be joined at New England’s by Concord’s Smita Boesch-Dining, who finished seventh overall in 18:48.0, and Hopkinton’s Emily Calder, who was 15th in 19:14.2.

Hopkinton (244) was 10th as a team with Calder, Katie Irwin (19:34.6), Sarah Nadeau (19:52.4), Shannon Nadeau (88th, 20:49.9), Emma Geiger (101st, 21:08.0), Judith Marklin (103rd, 21:12.6) and Kendall Bergethon (140th, 23:23.4).

Concord (284) was 11th with Boesch-Dining, Erin Waters (65th, 20:13.7), Michaella Conery (74th, 20:32.5), Kate Andy (84th, 20:45.6), Hope Morrison (104th, 21:12.6), Samantha Pearl (105th, 21:14.5) and Sabrina Lawrence (112th, 21:29.8).

Bow (499) was 18th with Allie Krause (95th, 20:58.2), Katrina Weisner (111th, 21:25.8), Hannah Weckstein (121st, 21:52.2), Ashlie Tucker (129th, 22:12.8), Julia Maurer (133rd, 22:42.5), Audrey Zecha (137th, 23:00.5) and Sarah Zecha (142nd, 24:23.7).

John Stark’s Virginia Jones (92nd, 20:53.7) and Kearsarge’s Briggie Carr (110th, 21:25.5) were the other area individuals to run.

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