Track and field team preps for final home meet (5/21/09)

May 21, 2009

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

The home folks will get their last look at Champlain Valley Union High’s track and field team Tuesday afternoon when teams from Vergennes Union High, Milton High and Mount Mansfield Union High descend on the Redhawks’ facility for the last home meet of the campaign.


    Observer photo by Pogo Senior
With room to spare, Champlain Valley Union High sophomore Summer Spillane easily clears the bar during the pole vaulting competition at the track meet hosted by CVU last Wednesday.

And the team’s followers will gaze upon some stellar performers in the red and white outfits, as results from Tuesday’s meet at Essex High would indicate. The CVU boys won their division, while the girls finished second to the host Hornets in the four-team contests. Bellows Free Academy of St. Albans and Missisquoi Union were also involved.

CVU boys winners included Matt Sulva in the 400-meter race with a time of 54.81 seconds, with teammate Ryan Nick taking second.

Jason Clairmont captured the 800 in 2:07.47. Tony Sulva hit a winning stride in the 1,500, beating out second place teammate Zak Pete.

Both the 4-by-400 and 4-by-800 relay teams were victorious.

James Pieper-Lococo took second in the 110 and 300 hurdles.

In field events, Scott Cherhoniak won the triple jump (36-8.75) and Dale Conger the shot put (40-9.5).

For the second place girls, it was a sweep in the 800, where Kendall Berry won with a time of 2:29.33; Summer Spillane took second and Virginia Farley third.

Maddy Christian ruled the 1,500 with a time of 5:04.44, with Farley second.

The 4-by-400 relay team also scored a victory.