April 25, 2017

CVU harriers await New Englands

The CVU girls cross country team (from left) Coach Scott Bliss, Abby Keim, Emma Putre, Kestral Grevatt, Autumn Eastman, Sophia Gorman, Haley Harder, Carly Neeld and Coach Cari Causey took home a first place finish in the state meet at Thetford Academy on Saturday. (Observer courtesy photo)

The CVU girls cross country team (from left) Coach Scott Bliss, Abby Keim, Emma Putre, Kestral Grevatt, Autumn Eastman, Sophia Gorman, Haley Harder, Carly Neeld and Coach Cari Causey took home a first place finish in the state meet at Thetford Academy on Saturday. (Observer courtesy photo)

October 31, 2013

With a Vermont Division 1 victory and runner-up slot bagged last Saturday at Thetford, next up for the Champlain Valley Union High cross country teams will be the Nov. 9 New England regionals at Manchester, N.H.

In capturing their 10th state crown in the last 11 seasons, the CVU girls were once against led by senior Autumn Eastman, who blistered the opposition with a time of 18 minutes and 47.4 seconds, some 15 seconds off her own course record set in early October.

“It was a good day for pretty much the entire team,” said CVU coach Scott Bliss.

The girls had 42 team points to 60 for second place St. Johnsbury Academy in the 13-team competition.

Other top CVU finishers included Sophia Gorman (sixth), Emma Putre (10th), Carly Need (12th) and Hayley Harder (13th).

The CVU boys were second to a dominating South Burlington team. The Rebels usual frontrunner Sidi Abdoulaye won and six other South Burlington runners stormed into the top 15.

The Redhawks, second with 86 points to the Rebels’ 22, were led by Zach and Tyler Marshall in eighth and ninth places.

Bliss said Will Kay, third among the Redhawks, “was huge.”

Leah Berger won the girls junior varsity event while the boys jayvees had four runners in the top 10.

Eastman athlete of the month

Champlain Valley Union High cross country star Autumn Eastman has been named September female Athlete of the Month by the Vermont Sports Media Association. Eastman was undefeated in September and ran the Manchester, N.H. course in its third fastest time ever in winning a regional competition there. College Athlete of the Month went to University of Vermont soccer goalie Conor Leland, formerly of Mount Mansfield Union High. Boys Athlete of Month is South Burlington High football running back Tanner Contois. Other girls nominees included CVU’s field hockey goalie Evangeline Dunphy and soccer netminder Maddie Turneau.

—Mal Boright,
Observer correspondent

 

Comments

  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.

Speak Your Mind