April 26, 2017

Relays this weekend for CVU tracksters

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

CVU’s Roshi Brooklyn leaps over hurdles during last Saturday’s competition against BHS. For more photos, visit the Web Extras section at www.willistonobserver.com. (Observer photo by Shane Bufano)

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.


  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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