RHAM girls' cross-country team starts season with Windham Invite
By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Hebron - posted Mon., Sep. 26, 2011
Last year, the RHAM High School girls’ cross-country team lost one meet during the regular season, according to head coach Mark Logan. But a new season brings new challenges. “We lost quite a bit of our varsity team last year,” said Logan, at the Haddad Windham Invitational on Sept. 17. ”We’re a developing team. We’re going to emerge over the course of the season.”
Positions one through three “are pretty solid,” said Logan. “After that, we need to see where we’ll be. It’s a guessing game. It’s early in the season.”
RHAM had two runners place in the top 10 in the Windham varsity race. Sophomore Chrissy Bendzinski, who won the freshman race at Windham in 2010, placed second with a time of 19:00. Senior Kristen Jovanelly, with a time of 20:00, placed sixth.
“This was our first race to get some times,” said Logan. “We definitely think it will be another successful season this year.” Entering his 31st year as coach of the RHAM team, Logan has plenty of experience with the Windham course. “I’ve been running this race for 30 years,” he said. “I’m very familiar with the course, so once we get the times in, I’ll be able to sit down and figure out where we are.”
The assistant coach for the RHAM girls’ cross-country team is Sean Law. The seniors on the team are Emily Silliman, Kate McCormack, Kristen Jovanelly, Chelsea Frederickson, Megan Foley, Heather Eldridge, Patty Daudish, Cathy Cormier and Melissa Buhagiar.