April 25, 2017

Cross country’s Spillane strong in Manhattan

Champlain Valley Union harrier Taylor Spillane held her own at the Manhattan Invitational in New York last weekend, placing sixth and finishing the 2.5-mile course in a time of 14:42.7.

Overall, the girls team placed fifth. Autumn Eastman took the 15th spot with a time of 15:00.5 and Julienne Devita placed at number 32, with a time of 15:38. Abby Keim was 60th with a time of 16:10.8, Aleksey Jordick was 78th with 16:34.7, Emma Putre was 86th with 16:54.3 and Carly Neeeld 87th with 16:55.2.

Sean Delaney led on the boys side, coming in at 13:46.2 for number 39. Jared Keyes took number 48 with a time of 13:51.4, Nick Boutin was 56th with 13:57.9, Clarke Shedd was 65th with 14:03.9, Chase Weaver 67th with 14:04.8, Zach Marshall 80th with 14:13 and Will Kay 108th with 14:26.7. The boys team took the sixth spot.

—Stephanie Choate,
Observer staff


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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