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State meet at Thetford next for CVU harriers

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October 24th, 2013

Another meet, another record challenge for Autumn Eastman.

The Champlain Valley Union High top runner will lead the Redhawks to the Vermont State Cross Country Championships at Thetford Saturday morning, their second competition on the hilly course this month.

The CVU girls enter the race having won the Northern District Metro meet at Missisquoi Valley Union High last weekend with Eastman cracking the meet record.

The Redhawks’ flash posted a time of 17 minutes and 47.6 seconds to erase the former mark by 30 seconds.

“Autumn was pretty awesome again,” said CVU coach Scott Bliss via email.

He said the CVU star is ranked 24th nationally in one poll and 30th in another.

The girls team came in with 36.2 points to beat out runner-up St. Johnsbury Academy (50) and Essex High (69) in the eight team field.

Redhawks’ Sophia Gorman and Abby Keim had solid fifth and seventh finishes.

The boys, with 90 points, were second to winning South Burlington High’s 23.

Freshman Tyler Marshall was seventh and Zack Marshall ninth.

Bliss also lauded the work of freshmen Calvin McClellan and Harken Spillane who were just out of the top 10.

—Mal Boright,
Observer correspondent

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