May 8th, 2014
Following a Tuesday meet at Milton High, Champlain Valley Union High track and field athletes are gearing up for Saturday’s prestigious Burlington High Invitational. The regional all-day event will have a morning start.
The Redhawks prepared for the Queen City session with a pair of team third place finishes Friday night in a South Burlington High competition that drew athletes from up to 16 Vermont schools.
In the girls’ events, CVU, with 76 points, trailed only winner South Burlington (101) and Burlington High (81).
The Burhans sisters ruled the 100-meter dash with Naomi winning, while older sister Haliana took third place. Haliana also captured third in the 200.
CVU also won the 4 by 100 relay and in the distance medley, Katie Arms took second in the 100-meter hurdles while Carly Neeld was third in the 3,000-meter run and Jessie Johnson came in third in the triple jump.
On the boys’ side, Zach Akey and Tawn Tomasi blazed to a one-two finish in the 100-meter dash, with Tomasi adding a third in the 200.
Russell Fox had the winning javelin throw and the CVU dash team whipped the field in the 4 by 100 relay.
Evan Harry grabbed a third place for CVU in the 110-meter hurdles.
The CVU guys came up with 66 points, trailing only host champ South Burlington (139) and runner-up Burlington (83).
— Mal Boright,