Sports notes

Sept. 16, 2010

Redhawk runners at Burlington High Invitational Saturday

The Champlain Valley Union High girls cross country team will try to pack its way to the front for a second straight weekend Saturday. The Redhawks will try to add the 9:30 a.m. Burlington Invitational to their win last weekend at the Essex Invitational at the Catamount Family Center in Williston.

While Essex High sophomore Markie Palermo won the girls side of Saturday’s event, CVU’s Summer Spillane, Adrienne Devita, Julienne Devita and Aleksey Jordick took third, fourth, sixth and ninth places to give the Redhawks the team victory.

And packed together they were. While Palermo’s winning time of 19 minutes, 24.76 seconds was 28 seconds better than that of runner-up Mary Kate Cirelli of Rutland High, Spillane came in at 20:31.32, five seconds ahead of Adrienne Devita and just 20 seconds faster than the ninth place Jordick.

CVU finished with 45 points to 62 for second place Essex in the nine-team competition.

The Redhawks’ boys took fifth out of 11 teams. CVU’s Daniel Hebert finished sixth, some 43 seconds back of winner Brendan Copley of Colchester High. CVU’s Nick Bouton was 19th.

Ex-CVU soccer star leads Middlebury College

Former Champlain Valley Union High soccer star Tyler Macnee is continuing to be a standout for the Middlebury College Panthers.

Now in his junior year at Middlebury, Macnee on Saturday scored the lone goal as his Panthers opened their season with a 1-0 victory over Tufts in Somerville, Mass. Macnee headed in a free kick in the first half. The score stood up for the victory.