April 23, 2017

CVU to host home meet May 2

The Champlain Valley Union High School track and field team will host South Burlington, Northfield and Danville high schools at a home meet on May 2.

CVU athletes shone at an evening track meet at South Burlington High School on April 18 that benefited the American Cancer Society.

Haliana Burhans won the 40-yard dash, followed by fellow Redhawk Abbey Norris in second place. Burhans was also second in the long jump, with Norris close behind in fifth place. Taylor Spillane took first in the mile run, with teammate Sara Myers in fifth place. Myers was also sixth in the 2,000-meter steeplechase. Katie Arms and Eliza Giles took first and second in the 200-meter hurdles, while Elly Colwell was fourth and Rachel Pitcher tied for seventh.

CVU also took first in the 800-meter spring medley, with a team of Emily Geske, Norris, Burhans and Arms.

Thrower Brianna Hake won the javelin throw and was second in the discus. Kate Leary won the shot put.

On the boys side, David Daly and Joseph Fontaine came in fourth and sixth in the 40-yard dash. Sam Logenbach was second in the 600 meter run.

The boys also won the 800-meter sprint medley, with a team of Will Karstens, Zachary Weimer, Daly and Fontaine. The boys 4×400-meter relay team of took second place and distance medley took fourth.

Brian Boisjoli won the pole vault, while Clarke Shedd was fourth in the long jump and triple jump and Thomas Keller fifth in the discus throw.

—Observer staff report



  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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