Congratulations! XC STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!

Saturday November 5th marked the 25th year Thetford hosted the Cross-Country Championship.  The Oxbow Girls ran to a first place finish for the second year in a row, winning the Division III State Championship.  They edged out runner-up, Rice, by a mere 4 points.  Junior Izzy Giesing was the first Olympian to cross, in 4th place with a time of 21:01. Also finishing in the top 10 were Senior Leanne Burgess (8th, 21:58) and Junior Hannah Giesing (10th, 22:19).  Rounding out the team was Junior Captain Emily Carson (15th, 23:00), Senior Alex Giesing (31st, 25:30), Senior Cassidy Pryer (34th, 25:48), and Junior Jessie Daigle (39th 26:22).  Izzy’s time also qualified her to move on to the New England XC Championship in RI on Saturday November 12.

The Oxbow Boys cross-country team also had a strong showing, finishing 5th out of 16 teams.  Leading the Olympians, was Sophomore William Douglas in 9th place with a time of 18:34.  Also running for the boys team were Freshman Keelan Durham (16th, 19:18), Junior William Moreno (26th, 19:51), Senior Captain Jon Puffer (40th, 20:21), Sophomores Tim Hodges (54th, 21:00) and Tim Rudder (55th, 21:04), and Senior Briggs Heffernan (59th, 21:17).
The end of season team party will be held in the Oxbow Cafeteria on Thursday November 17th at 6pm. Please see Coach Chobanian for details