July 31, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Opponents of the Vermont Gas pipeline staged a sit-in protest at the Williston staging area Wednesday morning, attempting to stop work on the pipeline extension project. Look for the story in tomorrow’s Observer.

Spillane, girls XC take first in states


The Champlain Valley Union High School girls won the cross-country state championship for the fourth year in a row—the ninth win in the past 10 years.

Taylor Spillane led the team to victory with a time of 19:07.9, with Autumn Eastman in second with a time of 19:22.6. Julienne Devita took fifth with 20:36.5; Abby Keim tenth with 20:55.2; Carly Neeld 13th with 21:27.8; Emma Putre 14th with 21:30.1; and Aleksey Jordick 18th with 21:54.4.

The boys team took the runner-up spot after South Burlington High, with Nick Boutin coming in seventh with a time of 17:45.2.  Sean Delaney was 11th with 17:52.5, Clarke Shed 14th with 17:57 and Jared Keyes 19th with 18:10.9.

The New England meet is set for Nov. 10 in Maine.

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