The girls XC program started in 1992, the year BG
went COED and for the first two years, participated in Class
M&S. In that first year, they finished 13th, scoring 278 points. 1993 was their second year and the team consisting of three
seniors and four freshmen finished 15th in the State Championship where
they scored 317 points and averaged 25:20 per runner. In 1994, they moved up to Div L and
finished 7th in the
Division Championship where they averaged 23:13 per runner. Mary Olsen was
the top runner, placing 22nd in a time of 21:27. She was the first BG girl to run in the MOC where she finished 21st and
became the first BG girl to run in the
the team consisted of the four Schaldenko sisters, Jen Turcott, Tina Palermo
and Bridget Fleming. They finished 5th
in the Div Championship without Fleming. There was no MOC that year and they
became the first BG girls team to run in the
In the years from 1996 to 1999, they had one 4th place and three 6th place finishes to qualify for the MOC to end their season. From 2000 to 2002, they did not qualify for the MOC.
In 2003, they were led by Brittany MacFarland to a 5th place finish in both the Div Championship and the MOC, becoming the second team to run in the New England Championship where they finished 14th.
they were 9th in the Div Championship but bounced back in 2005, led by Ashley Neville to become the third team to run in the
The year 2007 marked the beginning of a long run of outstanding girls teams. That year, led by Courtney Veilleux, they finished 2nd in the Div Championship for the schools first NHIAA plaque. Unfortunately, they did not have a good race at the MOC and failed to qualify for the New England Championship.
In 2008, they began what is currently the
2010 began the current streak of 1st or 2nd
place plaque's at the Division Championship. The 2010 team was led by
freshman Molly McCabe to 2nd place finishes in the Div and MOC and a 15th at
the New Englands. Sarah Burke led the
2011 team to it's first Div 1 Championship and to the current school record 4th place finish at the
2014 brought the team it's second State Championship. That team was led by Heidi Ntengeri .In the Div Championship, they were tied for first place and required the tie breaker 6th place to determine the Champion. Gabby Richardson's 29th place finish provided the winning points. The team went on to finish 8th in the New England Championship. Chloe Conway led the 2015 team, while running 19:19.7, the second fastest BG girls time on the Derryfield course until 2016. The team was 2nd in the Div Championship, 4th in the MOC and 14th at the New England Championship.
2016 extended the girls streak to 7 years of finishing either 1st or 2nd at the Division Championship.The team was led by Caroline Fischer's 2nd place where she set a new BG record of 17:59.2 for the Derryfield course, while the team set a new average time record of 19:35.36. At the MOC they extended their streak to 9 straight years to qualify for the New Eng Championship. They were again led by Caroline Fischer with her 2nd place in a new BG record of 17:43.2 while the team set a new average time record of 19:11.18. They capped off the season at the New England Championship where Caroline Fisher, finishing in 3rd place, became the first BG girl to win the bronze medal. Team mate Caroline Towle's 39th place is the fourth best by a BG girl. The team placed 5th, 11 points out of 3rd place with a team average of 19:30.14, a BG record for that course. Caroline Fischer and Caroline Towle became the first BG girls to run in the NIKE X Regonals. Towle finshed 53rd and Fischer with her 3rd place finish qualified for the NIKE X National Championship where she finished 49th.
2017 extended the streak to to 8 years of finishing either 1st or 2nd at the Division Championship by finishing 2nd. Caroline Fischer was hurt for all of the season but still finished 2nd in the Championship. She was joined by Caroline Towle (4th) and Haley Schmitt (6th) to earn All Division 1 honors. Freshman Kate Messer, who injured herself in the race, just missed All Division with her 11th place finish. At the MOC they made it 10 straight years to qualify for the New England Championship. Kate, because of her injury was replaced on the team by Katelyn Grise who had won the JV Championship several weeks earlier. The team broke the team record time set last year with a 19:07:18 average finish. At the New England Championship, they became the first BG Girls team to take home a trophy with a strong 2nd place finish, trailing the 1st place team by only 20 points. Both Caroline Fischer (11th), and Haley Schmitt (15th) earned All New England honors. Caroline Towle (27th) just missed. Kate Messer ran a gutsy race (76th) despite her injury to score vital points. Both Haley and Caroline Towle became the 3rd and 4th best BG New England finishers, while Kate joined the top 15 list at number 14. At the end of the season, Caroline Fischer and Haley Schmitt were voted NH All State (top 10) by the coaches while Caroline Towle just missed by 1 spot. This season also marked the first time a BG team had run in the NIKE X Regional. Team members were Fischer (10th), Towle (25th), Grise (170th), Ntengeri (172), and O'Hara (202) and they finished 18th out of 27 teams.
2018 began with the loss of two key members from the 2017 team. Haley transfered out and Kate joined the Bass Fishing team, in addition, Caroline Fischer was suffering from an undiagnosedcase of Lyme disease . As the season progressed, it became clear that it would be a very tough year. At the Division Championships, Fischer became the first BG girl to win the championship while collapsing at the finish line. Finishing 3 seconds behind her was Caroline Towle, running the 2nd fastest time in BG history. For the first time in eight, the team failed to place either 1st or 2nd. The race conditions for the Championship were rain, wind and mud. At the MOC, Fischer crawled across the finish line in 4th place and Towle finished 10th, but their low scores were not enough as the team finished in 7th place breaking the team's streak of 10 straight yearsof qualifying for the New England Championship. Race conditions were just as bad as at the Division Championship. Both Caroline's were named to the All Division and All State teams as a result of their races. Both ran in the New England Championship as individuals where Fischer came in a surprising 6th, just 14 seconds from 2nd place to earn All New England honors, while Towle finished 28th, just missing the honor. Both girls became the first BG girls to run in the Footlocker regional championship race the following weekend.
Best Div 1 Individual finish:
Caroline Fischer 2018 1st place
Best Div1 Individual time:
Caroline Fischer 2016 17:59.2
Derryfield: Bridget Fleming 1996 8th place.
Bridget Fleming 1996
Caroline Fischer 2016 3rd place
Best Div 1 Team finish:
1st place 2014
Best Div 1 Team Average
2nd place 2014
Best MOC Team Average
2nd place 2017