July 23, 2017

Autumn Eastman named ‘Gatorade Player of the Year’

Autumn Eastman was named one of Gatorade’s players of the year. (Observer file photo)

Autumn Eastman was named one of Gatorade’s players of the year. (Observer file photo)

She was only a junior, but Champlain Valley Union High’s Autumn Eastman’s record-snapping track and field performance this spring got the attention of the Gatorade people who have named her their girl’s track and field Vermont Athlete of the Year.

But not by athletic performance alone did Eastman earn the honor. Her grade A average in the classroom and volunteer work also were factors.

Along with anchoring CVU’s crack distance relay team, Eastman broke the 800-meter run record in the Division 1 state meet and her victory in the 1,500-meter run placed her in the top 65 nationally.

Eastman was also a key member of CVU’s state championship cross country team last fall.

Mount Mansfield Union High hurdler and high jumper Alec Eschholz, a sophomore, is the Gatorade boys track and field athlete of the year.

—Mal Boright,
Observer correspondent



  1. tcoletta says:

    almost 3 decades ago when williston started it’s development review process the public works section was pushing for a wider roadway typical for residential streets. The town adopted 30 ft widths vs 24ft. That’s 6/24 (30%) additional impervious area and runoff that needs to treated before flowing into ALLEN BROOK. The town and selectboard have indicated a lack of interest to reach out and help communties like mine that have had expired stormwater permits for more then a decade. Its always been a wait and see, well I see where this headed now.

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