April 26, 2017

CVU runners chase state titles

Oct. 28, 2010

The Champlain Valley Union High cross country teams return to the hills of Thetford Saturday hoping to bring home state championships.

It is the Redhawks’ second appearance of the season on the course that overlooks the Connecticut River. Both the boys and girls teams took part in a regionally significant invitational run at the beginning of the month.

The girls will be running Saturday as the number one large school team in the Northern Vermont Athletic Council championships, which they captured Saturday at Swanton in a tight contest with Essex High.

CVU’s fantastic four-pack of Summer Spillane, Taylor Spillane, Adrienne Devita and Aleksey Jordick placed third, fourth, fifth and sixth behind winner Markie Palermo of Essex and runner-up Elle Purrier from Richford High.

Palermo’s winning time was 18 minutes and 32.2 seconds.

Summer Spillane’s third place time of 18:57.1 was a little more than four seconds better than cousin Taylor’s. Teammate Sophie Hess took 13th.

CVU won the team title with 27 points, while Essex, with the winner and four others in the top 10, had 35 points.

The boys took second to team winner Mount Mansfield Union. The Redhawks had 72 points to the Cougars 27.

Jack Hegman of MMU was the winner in 16:24.3.

Dan Hebert led the Redhawks with a fourth place finish. Jared Keyes was seventh and Nick Bouton 14th.

— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent


  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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