Weekend test for CVU track and field team (5/6/10)

May 6, 2010

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

With less than a month left before the season-ending regional and state events, the Champlain Valley Union High track and field team will get a mid-campaign measurement of how it fares against major competitors this weekend at Burlington High school.

The two-day Burlington Invitational opens Friday, and according to CVU co-coach Eli Enman, “Most of the strong teams will be there.”

The Redhawks got a warm-up Monday in a dual meet at South Burlington High, which Enman said, “Went well.”

The boys bowed 81-62 in team results while the girls got nipped 76-74.

Girls winners included Kendall Berry (800 meters), Rachel Cross (1,500), Summer Spillane (3,000), Lily Whitaker (100 hurdles) and Shannon Jensen (shot put).

Abby Eddy and Marion Albers tied for the victory in the 200 dash while Haleigh Smith took seconds in the long jump, high jump and triple jump.

CVU also scored a win in the 4-by-800 relay.

The boys captured the 400 and 8,000 relays and got a pair of victories from Dale Conger in the shot put and javelin.

CVU also had the hottest feet in the dashes, with Edward Hasen winning the 100 and Travis Lafrance taking the 200, as the Redhawks swept the first three places in both events.

Last Friday during vacation week, Enman had fewer than half his team available for an event at Essex High. Still, there were some highlights for the Redhawks as the boys took third among six teams and the girls finished fourth.

The three CVU boys victories were posted by Alex Bonfigli in the 110 and 300 hurdles, with Ethan Hildebrand taking second in both events. CVU’s A and B teams took the two top positions in the 400 relay.

Maya Grevatt posted the lone girls win by taking the pole vault.