CVU harriers in Burlington Invitational on Saturday (9/17/09)

Sept. 17, 2009

The Champlain Valley Union High girls cross country team will be seeking a second straight invitational title on Saturday when the toes hit the ground at the annual Burlington High Invitational. The race starts at 9:30 a.m.

The CVU girls scored an impressive victory last Saturday in the Essex Invitational at Williston’s Catamount Family Center. The Redhawks finished with 39 points to 59 for Essex High and Mount Mansfield Union, tied for the runner-up slot.

CVU’s boys finished fifth in their division, with Londonderry (N.H.) High taking the team crown.

The Redhawks’ Summer Spillane paced her team, finishing second by some nine seconds to victor Jenna Griffith of Colchester High, who posted a winning time of 20 minutes, 19.89 seconds.

Joining Spillane at the top of the field were teammates Adrienne Devita in third and Laura Jackson in fifth. Annie Jackson took 14th and Julienne Devita 15th.

Zack Pete was again the top runner for the CVU boys, taking seventh place.

— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent