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Track athletes vie in Burlington

BURLINGTON — Mount Abraham Union senior Lydia Pitts posted the only victory among local competitors at the major Burlington High School Track and Field Invitational on Saturday, but a number of other Eagle, Middlebury and Vergennes athletes also posted strong finishes.
While Pitts won the girls’ 100-meter hurdles, her teammate Emma Radler took second in the girls’ pole vault, and another Eagle senior, Jackson Counter, finished third in both the boys’ shot put and javelin.
The girls’ four-by-400-meter relay team put in the top performance for the Tigers, taking second. Isabel Olson, Caroline Kimble, Ailey Bosworth and Helen Anderson ran for MUHS in the event.
Local athletes posting top-10 finishes in Burlington were:
GIRLS’ EVENTS:
•  Pole vault: 2. Radler, Mt. Abe, 9-2; 9. Lucy Guy, Mt. Abe, 7-1.
•  Shot put: 4. Emma Carter, Mt. Abe, 30-9.5.
•  Long jump: 6. Pitts, Mt. Abe, 15-5.75.
•  4×800 relay: 2. MUHS, 10:05.07 (Olson, Kimble, Bosworth, Anderson).
•  100-meter hurdles: 1. Pitts, Mt. Abe, 15.53.
•  4×100 relay: 8. MUHS, 55.78 (Chloe Kane, Meredith Kimble, Ginny Patz, Emily Pottinger).
•  800: 7. Olson, MUHS, 63.34.
•  300 hurdles: 10. M. Kimble, MUHS, 52.45.
BOYS’ EVENTS:
•  Pole vault: 8. Oliver Roy, Mt. Abe, 9-2; 9. Gabe Cason, MUHS, 9-2.
•  Shot put: 3. Counter, Mt. Abe, 42-1.
•  Discus: 7. Nevin Jemison, Mt. Abe, 108-1.
•  Javelin: 3. Counter, Mt. Abe, 161-10.
•  1,500: 6. Sam Holmes, MUHS, 4:15.31.
•  4×100: 10. MUHS, 48.25 (Tristan Durante, Ben Balparda, Sutton Perry, C.J. Bryant).
•  800: 6. Holmes, MUHS, 2:04.2.

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