Track and field teams win at home (5/28/09)

Athletes head to Essex on Saturday

May 28, 2009

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

With a solid victory Tuesday in their final home meet of the season, the Champlain Valley Union High track and field teams will be at the Essex High Invitationals on Saturday for their final test before the Vermont State meet the following weekend.

Both the boys åand girls rolled up victories Tuesday. The girls scored 116.6 points to outdistance Mount Mansfield Union (97.3), Milton High (59.1) and Vergennes Union (4).

The boys chalked up 135 points to Mount Mansfield’s 69.5. Milton had 60.5 and Vergennes 4.

The girls won nine events, led by Haleigh Smith, a double victor in long jump (14-11.75) and triple jump (32-03).

Kendall Berry captured the 400-meter race with a time of 1 minute, 2.6 seconds. Maddy Christian won the 1,500 in 5:06.4 and Rachel Cross took the 3,000 with a time of 12:18.2. Lillian Roberts-Gevalt won the 300 hurdles in 49.7 seconds. Maya Grevatt scored a pole vault victory (8-09).

Also winners were the girls 4-by-400 and 4-by-800 relay teams.

The boys also had a double winner in hurdler James Pieper-Lococo, who took the 110 in 16.7 seconds and the 300 in 45.1 seconds.

Jason Clairmont dashed to victory on the 400 in 53.5 seconds. Zak Pete took the 1,500 in 4:26.6. The relay teams swept the 100, 400 and 800 events.

Dale Conger provided the Redhawks with their lone triumph in field events, taking the shot-put with a heave of 40-10.25.