Redhawks nipped in state cross country runs10/30/08

Oct. 30, 2008

While the Champlain Valley Union High girls cross country team lost out in its bid for a sixth straight Division 1 state championship on Saturday at Thetford Academy, the boys team came within a mere three points of knocking off favored winner Essex High.

Led by Tony Sulva, who finished in second just four second behind winner David Sinclair of Green Mountain Valley School (17:40), the boys team finished with 52 points. Essex emerged victorious with 49 points.

Redhawks finishing behind Sulva included Zak Pete (6th), Justin McKenzie (9th), Jason Clairmont (17th) and John Dixon (23rd).

The Essex girls ran past CVU, 76-56, for the first time this season.

Leading the Redhawks were Summer Spillane (9th), Adrienne Devita (10th), Nora McFadden (11th) and Sierra Frisbie (18th).

— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent