New England meet challenges CVU runners (11/13/08)

Nov. 13, 2008

While the Champlain Valley Union High boys and girls cross country teams finished well back of the leaders this past weekend in the New England Cross Country Championships at Manchester, N.H., each claimed second place among the Vermont Division 1 competitors.

The girls, who lost to Essex in the recent state meet at Thetford, finished 14th overall. Among the Green Mountain State teams, they placed second to St. Johnsbury Academy (11th) but well ahead of the Hornets (26th).

Summer Spillane (79th) was the top CVU individual finisher among 279 female runners.

The Redhawks’ Tony Sulva came in 39th among the 266 boys to claim the second best Vermont finish. The boys team took 17th place, placing behind 10th place Essex, the top Vermont team.

— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent