October 23, 2014

CVU track teams win, await the big meets

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 Lauren Johnson makes the pass to Abba Weimer in the freshman 4x100 relay during the Iverson-Rebel Relays in South Burlington, a girls-only event. (Observer photo by Al Frey)

Lauren Johnson makes the pass to Abba Weimer in the freshman 4×100 relay during the Iverson-Rebel Relays in South Burlington, a girls-only event. (Observer photo by Al Frey)

By Mal Boright
Observer correspondent

Most Champlain Valley Union High track and field athletes have the week off from competition while the freshmen are in action Friday in a special event for first year runners, jumpers and tossers.
The next appearance for the full CVU team will be a week from Friday at the Essex Invitational, where New England meet qualifiers are determined.
This past Monday, in a five-team meet at Colchester High, CVU won both girls and boys divisions. The girls with 124 points outpaced Burlington High, (83), Colchester (60.5), Spaulding High and Chelsea High.
The boys finished with 96.5 points to top Burlington (82.5), Colchester (53), Spaulding and Chelsea.
The girls had firsts in five events including top three sweeps in the 3,000-meter run, pole vault and shot put.
Autumn Eastman won the 3,000 in nine minutes and 54.3 seconds followed by teammates Sophia Gorman and Abby Keim.
Emily Geske took the vault with a flight of 9-6 feet. Alison Kahn and Jessie Johnson were second and third.
Kahn’s throw of 25-8 won the shot put with Redhawks Michaela Flore and Nicole Sampson in the next two positions.
Sadie Casale (78-0) earned the discus victory and Brianna Hake (109) took the javelin competition.
The boys had eight triumphs including a sweep in the 3,000 led by victor Tyler Wong (10:01) trailed by second place Devon Cantor and William Kay in third.
Other winners were Tawn
Tomasi (200-meter in 23.7 seconds), Zach Marshall (1,500 in 4:23.4), Evan Harry (110 hurdles in 17.5 seconds) and the 4 by 800 relay team.
Also gaining top podium spots were Elliott Eastman (pole vault (10-0), Richard Tegatz (discus, 117-11) and Russell Fox (javelin, 137-10).

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