CVU runners heading to Granite State on Saturday (9/24/09)

Sept. 24, 2009

The Champlain Valley Union High harriers will test themselves against New England competition Saturday in the annual invitational meet in Manchester, N.H.


    Observer photo by Stephen Mease
Runners from Champlain Valley Union High’s girls cross country team bolt off the starting line in the Burlington High Invitational on Saturday.

Last Saturday, CVU’s girls team took second place in the annual Burlington High Invitational. Winning Essex High (49 points to CVU’s 61) placed three runners in the top 10 at seventh, eighth and ninth.

Summer Spillane paced the Redhawks with third place, her time of 20 minutes, 17.16 seconds a minute and 19 seconds behind blue ribbon winner Hannah Rowe of St. Johnsbury Academy.

CVU’s Adrienne Devita took fourth, just five seconds in back of Spillane. Laura Jackson, Annie Jackson and Julienne Devita captured the 18th, 19th and 20th places.

The Hawks’ boys team finished sixth, with Zack Pete’s fifth place its lone top 20 finish.

— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent