Eastman, girls relay lead CVU track

Fresh off a successful run at the Burlington Invitational track meet, the Champlain Valley Union High School team will head into a meet at Burlington High Thursday before competing in annual relay events on the weekend.

The boys will head to BFA St. Albans for the Bobwhite relays on Friday afternoon, and the girls will board a bus to South Burlington Saturday for the Iverson relays.

At the Burlington Invitational meet—one of the biggest track meets of the year—on May 4, Autumn Eastman took home the top spot in the girls 1,500 meter run. Teammate Julienne Devita was sixth.

Eastman and Devita were also on the winning 4 x 800 relay team—which set a meet record—along with Rachel Slimovitch and Taylor Spillane.

The girls team tied with Mount Anthony Union High School for second place with 68 points, behind Essex High’s 161 points.

“Our goals for the girls team as a whole is to match our second place finish from the Burlington Invitation at the State Championship,” Coach Kasie Enman wrote in an email to the Observer. “It will take the whole team coming together and performing at their best, but we definitely have the potential to contend for a team podium spot.”

Slimovitch also claimed second place in the pole vault, with Emily Geske in the fourth spot.

A team of Abigail Eddy, Abbey Norris, Haliana Burhans and Katie Arms took fourth place in the 4 x 100 relay.

Eliza Giles came in second in the 300 meter hurdles and Katie Arms took sixth in the 100 meter hurdles. Eddy was also sixth in the high jump. Brianna Hake claimed the fourth spot in the javelin throw.

On the boys’ side, Roshi Brooklyn took fourth in the 110-meter hurdles.

The boys 4 x 800 meter relay team—Sam Logenbach, Sean Delaney, Jared Keyes and Zach Marshall—came in second.

Oren Klempner and Brian Boisjoli took the third and fourth spots in the pole vault.

“Our boys team has strength in its depth and a top 5 team finish at States is a goal, anything higher than that would be awesome,” Enman wrote.

—Stephanie Choate, Observer staff