By Mal Boright
The Champlain Valley Union High track and field team’s runners will be stepping out this weekend when the boys compete in the Bobwhite Relays on Friday afternoon at Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans, and the girls take part in the Iverson Relays on Saturday morning at South Burlington High. The full team returns to Burlington High on Tuesday for a meet against the Seahorses.
CVU was at Burlington this past Saturday and captured one first place prize in the prestigious 30-team plus independents annual event. The triumph was won by the girls relay team of Aleksey Jordick, Autumn Eastman, Taylor Spillane and Clare Trotter, which paced out first place in the 4×800 test in nine minutes, 49.9 seconds.
The team of Abigail Eddy, Eliza Giles, Haliana Burhans and Tessa Tomasi finished second in the 4×100, less than a second behind the winning Essex High team.
Spillane took a runner-up slot in the 3,000-meter run. Third place finishes were earned by Isabelle Unger in the 300 hurdles and Sara Lewis in the pole vault.
On the boys side, Roshi Brooklyn took second in the 110 hurdles and Shane Haley was second in the high jump.
In combined team totals, CVU was sixth with 86.14 points, while Essex won the day with 185.5 points.