April 24, 2017

State meet at Thetford next for CVU harriers

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


  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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