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Results! Recap! Pics! Race Videos! Interviews! 2021 Bobcat Invitational

PICS MORE PICS! With 17 teams attending, the 2021 Bobcat Invitational at DeMeritt Hill Farm marked a return of a NHCC beginning of the year tradition!  As always, the folks at Oyster River and DeMeritt Hill Farm were gracious and incredible hosts.  Great job to all event organizers, volunteers, coaches and athletes.  Competitively speaking, the […]


2021 Bobcat Invite Preview!

By Scott McGrath Bobcat Meet Hub On Saturday, 9/11, Oyster River High School and DeMeritt Hill Farm will play host to 21 New Hampshire teams: Goffstown, Hopkinton, Newmarket, Dover, Milford, Winnacunnet, Pembroke, Kingswood, Sanborn, STA, Spaulding, Hanover, Belmont, Campbell, Epping, Bedford, Hollis-Brookline, Lebanon, Gilford, Concord, and Exeter. The course at DeMeritt Hill, as the name […]


Recap! Bobcat Invitational! Interviews!!! Photos!! Videos! (Updated)

Keep checking the Bobcat Meet Hub sponsored by Lenk Orthodontics and DeMeritt Hill farm for videos, interviews, and photos! Photos! Results Courtesy of Lancertiming If you build it, they will come!  That was the mantra as Oyster River coaches Scott McGrath, Drew Thibeault and DeMeritt Hills Farms Ryan Wilson were guided by as they designed […]


2018 Bobcat Invitational Recap, Results, Interviews!

2018 Oyster River Bobcat Invitational: Hay Bales and History Bobcat Invite Meet Hub Results Link to LancerTiming Race Videos and Pics Coming Soon!! The 2018 Bobcat Invitational swelled to 26 teams and we would like to think it is because of the hay bales and history!  For the second consecutive year, the Oyster River community […]


2017 Bobcat Invitational! 9/16/2017

2017 Oyster River Bobcat Invitational: Hay Bales, History, Humidity & Racing Results Link to LancerTiming That’s right!  To place an exclamation point on moving the storied Bobcat Invitational to nearby Tibbett’s Field and the Powder Major IMG_3065Forest in Madbury , ORHS girls’ coach Fergus Cullen added hay bales and Revolutionary War reenactors, complete with muskets […]

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Results from Weekend, 9/16-17 (updated! Bobcat Invite Photos!)

Oyster River’s Bobcat Invitational @ Souhegan’s Freestyle Farm Girls Results courtesy of LancerTiming Boys Results courtesy of LancerTiming Photos Are Up!!!  Thanks Eileen Slavin!!!  Great Job!                   Portsmouth Christian, Epping, Raymond @ Newmarket NHS-Meet-Girls-results NHS-Meet-Boys-results Laconia Invitational Individual-Results-Girls-Individual-Results Team-Results-Girls Laconia-Invite-Sept-Team-Results Laconia-Invite-Sept-Individual-Results Keene HS @ Amherst Invitational (Massachusetts) […]

Meet Preview: Bobcat Invitational @ Freestyle Farms

General Meet Information Courtesy of LancerTiming Oyster River’s Bobcat Invitational will have a decidedly different look and feel to it this year. Due to construction of the new track at Oyster River, the meet is being held on Souhegan’s Freestyle Farm course. With no pavement and consisting of one small loop and one large loop, […]

2015 Bobcat Invite Race Recaps with Boys’ Race Video

Results Courtesy of Lancer Timing Varsity Girls  Varsity Boys   JV Girls  JV Boys Race Recap by MV Coach David Irving Plenty of sun greeted runners today at Oyster River’s Bobcat Invitational. The summer heat hung on for at least one more race, yet the temperature didn’t seem to slow the times very much. Fast, competitive races for […]

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Meet Preview: 2015 Bobcat Invitational

Meet Information Courtesy of Lancertiming The warm-up meets are over. With this weekend’s Bobcat Invitational at Oyster River High in Durham, the real competitive season begins. More than 700 athletes from 22 schools are entered in Saturday’s meet, which draws much of D-2, all the D-1 schools on the seacoast, and a handful of D-3 […]

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More than 500 harriers from 23 schools enjoyed ideal conditions – highs around 60 degrees and a dry course –  at the 2014 Bobcat Invitational, hosted by Oyster River in Durham Saturday. In the distance contest, the Winnacunnet girls placed five in the top 15 to win the meet convincingly with 46 points. Souhegan (81), Exeter (105), […]

Fall has arrived and athletes from around the state are drawing toward DeMeritt Hill Farm in Lee, NH for this year’s Bobcat Invitational! Run through the apple orchards on one of the more challenging, but picturesque XC courses in NH.  Bring your best race as well as a few bucks for apple picking and meet day  may be your favorite day in September!

Returning after a year's absence, the Bobcat has 19 schools from Division 1, 2, and 3 attending. The 19 teams attending are: Division 1’s Dover, Spaulding, Concord, Exeter, Bedford and Winnacunnet; Division 2's Goffstown, Hanover, Kingswood, Milford, Oyster River, Pembroke, Sanborn, Hollis-Brookline and St. Thomas Aquinas; Division 3's Belmont, Campbell, Epping, Hopkinton, and Newmarket.

The course features 2400 meters of double-wide wooded trails and 2600 meters of grass paths circumnavigating one of the most picturesque apple orchards New England has to offer. The course is challenging, with an uphill start and three big climbs. Patience is the name of the game on this course as runners will want to have some reserve for the second climb leading up to the 2-mile mark as well as the climb to the finish, which is the steepest of them all!

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