April 26, 2017

Harriers geared up for championship run

Oct. 21, 2010

Just call Summer and Taylor Spillane the two-second cousins.

With Champlain Valley Union High’s cross country campaign entering the late season schedule of championship events, the two runners on the title hopeful girls teams traded team first-place finishes the last two weekends.

On Oct. 9 at Morrisville, Taylor Spillane led the girls to a team victory, edging cousin Summer by 2 seconds.

Last Friday at Underhill in a three-school meet, Summer returned the favor with a 2-second win over Taylor as the Redhawks swept to another team triumph in the girls division. The boys finished second to Mount Mansfield Union.

This Saturday the teams will be at Missisquoi Valley Union High for the Northern Vermont Athletic Council Metro Championship meet.

Coach Scott Bliss said Monday the team is in good health going into the late season competitions.

At Underhill, the girls as usual ran close together, taking the first five places and seven of the first eight.

The Spillanes were one-two in 19 minutes, 16 seconds and 19:18. Following were Adrienne Devita (19:26), Aleksey Jordick (19:49) and Julienne Devita (20:06).

Sophie Hess took seventh and Claire Trotter was eighth.

CVU’s Dan Hebert scored a victory on the boys side with a time of 16:33 to beat out Mount Mansfield’s Jack Hegman by 2 seconds.

The Redhawks’ Jared Keyes was fifth and Nick Bouton 10th.

— 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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