May 31, 2020

Nordic conquers all

A crowing repeat for the girls and a restoration after a year’s absence for the boys. That was the Nordic skiing situation Tuesday night after the Champlain Valley Union High boys and girls Nordic teams stormed to championships in the second day of competition, this time at southern Vermont’s Prospect Mountain in Woodford.

The girls were led by Taylor Spillane, who won the classic tour in 18 minutes, and 4.7 seconds, with teammates Autumn Eastman, Cally Braun and Emma Hamilton capturing third, seventh and ninth slots.

The quartet also dominated the relay.

The boys returned to title land by winning five of the top six positions, led by race runner-up Forrest Hamilton. He was followed in order by third-place winner Emmett Peterson, Sean Delaney, Parker Francis and Marvin Muller.

Hamilton, Francis, Delaney and Peterson teamed up to win the relay.

The boys team total of 52 easily outpaced second-place Mount Anthony Union, with a score of 123. The girls held a 60-122 advantage over runner-up Mount Mansfield Union.

—Mal Boright,
Observer correspondent