CVU harriers at Essex Invitational Saturday

Following their run at South Burlington’s Red Rock Wednesday (Observer press time), the Champlain valley Union High cross country teams will next put on their track shoes Saturday (10:30 a.m.) for the annual Essex Invitational at the Tree Farm.
The Redhawks opened the season last Saturday morning with both boys and girls taking team runner-up slots in the informal CVU relays. The event featured two-person relay teams covering about 3,000 meters.
Essex runners took both boys and girls divisions. In the girls competition, the Hornets won the first two position to win the team totals by 12 to 15. CVU took positions 4,5, 6 and 7.
Essex boys captured positions 1 and 3 while Redhawks were in positions 2, 4, and 9. The Hornets’ winning team margin was 9 to 15.
—Mal Boright, Observer correspondent