Redhawks, Hornets lead pack in cross country (Sept., 11, 2008)

Sept. 11, 2008
By Mal Boright
Observer correspondent

After a narrow, two-point victory over Essex High in the combined boys and girls team competition on Saturday at Harwood Union in Duxbury, the Champlain Valley Union High cross country teams are poised to run against the Hornets again at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday at the Catamount Center in Williston.

In winning the Saturday meet that included many of the top runners in the north-central part of the state, the Redhawks wound up with 80 points for the narrow decision over Essex, which had 82.

The girls were led by fifth place Maddie Christian, followed closely by Summer Spillane (seventh), Danika Frisbie (eighth) and Adrienne Devita (ninth). Four other Redhawks finished in places 11 through 19.

Matt Mainer led the CVU boys with a fourth place finish, followed by Tony Sulva (seventh), John Dixon (eighth) and Zack Pete (ninth).