Hyde School Girls Cross-Country Wins SENE Championship

The Hyde girls cross-country team after the award ceremony at Wheeler on Friday, November 6, 2009. From left to right: (back row) Coach Laura Michaels, Ally Budd, Lisa Bertschy, Maddy Schley, Haruka Koda, Katherine Hagood, Mia Maisel, Amanda Ashe, Simi DeAngelis, Coach Jill Forgue; (bottom row) Suzi Fornoff, Alexis Holdampf, Lori Allen, Cassis Hoering.
The Hyde girls cross-country team after the award ceremony at Wheeler on Friday, November 6, 2009. From left to right: (back row) Coach Laura Michaels, Ally Budd, Lisa Bertschy, Maddy Schley, Haruka Koda, Katherine Hagood, Mia Maisel, Amanda Ashe, Simi DeAngelis, Coach Jill Forgue; (bottom row) Suzi Fornoff, Alexis Holdampf, Lori Allen, Cassis Hoering.

The Hyde-Woodstock girls cross-country team placed first in their SENE championship on Friday, November 6, the team’s first win at the league meet since 2003. The meet took place at the Wheeler School in Providence, RI.

Hyde School seniors Haruka Koda, Ally Budd, and Simi DeAngelis placed 5th, 7th, and 10th respectively, and were named all-conference as a result.

The Hyde girls top five were rounded out by Lori Allen ’11 and Lisa Bertschy ’10, who came in 17th and 18th. These solid finishes helped the girls capture first place, beating the second place team, Lincoln, by five points.

“We knew that we had a chance, and it was really exciting to make that into a reality,” says team captain Bertschy. “We worked hard in practice all week and brought our all to the race.”

Hyde School juniors Alexis Holdampf, Cassis Hoering, and senior Maddy Schley rounded out the girls team, holding their own through some tough races. Holdampf and Hoering both obtained personal record times at the SENE race.

The winning team will attend the New Englands at Canterbury on Saturday, November 14.

“Their success has brought a great amount of energy to both the boys and the girls teams,” says boys cross-country coach Josh Welch. “We’re hoping to harness that enthusiasm this week in order to have another stellar race at Canterbury.”