Track and field athletes sprinting to seasons end (5/14/09)

Rebel Relays, Essex meet up next


By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

The Champlain Valley Union High track and field team put the second home meet of the season — against Burlington High, Colchester High and Middlebury Union High — in the rearview mirror Wednesday. Now, coaches Kasie and Eli Enman and their team can look ahead to Saturday’s Rebel Relays at South Burlington High for the girls, and a full meet Tuesday at Essex High with Bellows Free Academy of St. Albans and Missisquoi Union High.

Wednesday’s meet took place after press deadline.

As Eli Enman noted Monday, the season is quickly getting to its final stages, with the Vermont State Meet just three weeks from this coming Saturday.

Enman was pleased with the performances of the boys team in the annual Bob White Relays last Friday at St. Albans, where Redhawks won a pair of events and took a slew of seconds despite not having the full team available.

A team of Dan Hebert, Jon Slimovitch, Jason Clairmont and Zak Pete captured the four-by-800-meter race. Brayden McKenna, Josh Campagna and Sam Chevalier triumphed in pole vault, the top three scores put together for the team results.

Last week, the Redhawks boys scored a victory in an eight-school meet in St. Albans while the girls finished second by a slim 1.5-point margin to Milton High.

Looking ahead to Saturday, Enman called the annual Rebel Relays “a really fun day” and said CVU should have “some really good teams” in the competition, which is scheduled for a 10 a.m. start.