By Mal Boright
The Champlain Valley Union High cross country teams return to the Green Mountains Saturday (literally) when they run in the annual Thetford Invitational, a warmup for the Vermont Championships to be held in Thetford at the end of the month.
Last Saturday, the Redhawks joined elite teams in Manchester, N.H., with the girls team taking second place among seven regional powerhouses.
Sophia Gorman was the top CVU runner, scoring a fifth place finish in under 20 minutes (19:16.2). Redhawk teammate Carly Neeld came in ninth.