Harriers compete at Burlington Invitational

BURLINGTON — The three Addison County high school cross-country teams competed on Saturday at the Burlington Invitational, with the Middlebury girls’ fourth-place finish the highlight.
Sophomore Camille Malhotra led the Tiger girls by finishing 14th in the competitive 5K race. Tiger junior Malia Hodges was not far behind in 16th place. The Division II Tiger girls scored 110 points overall and finished behind three D-I teams: Essex (58); North Kingston, R.I., (61); and Burlington (68). D-II Harwood was fifth overall with 121 points in a field of nine scoring teams.
The VUHS girls also ran but do not have enough runners to score as a team. Senior Ashley Cray led the Commodores by finishing 65th.
The Tiger boys were 8th in a 15-team field with 194 points, just behind D-II rivals Harwood in fifth (177) and Woodstock in sixth (188), and just ahead of the Commodores in ninth (202). Burlington (37) cruised to the win.
Sophomores Thomas Nevins and Jack Christner finished 17th and 18th, respectively, for the Tigers, and Wade Mullins led VUHS by taking 37th.
Mount Abe runners competed at the JV level in Burlington. Noah Engvall led the Eagle boys by taking 12th in the JV race, and Isabella Emmons finished 98th for the Eagle girls.
The Eagles were set to host a meet on Tuesday, with MUHS among the teams attending (see story on Page 1B).
The scorers for the MUHS boys’ team on Saturday were: 17. Nevins, 18:25.4; 18. Christner, 18:26.6; 48. William Carpenter, 19:48.7; 54. Elvis McIntosh, 19:59.3; and 72. Nathaniel McVeigh, 20:59.6.
The scorers for the VUHS boys’ team on Saturday were: 37. Mullin, 19:26.9; 39. Erich Reitz, 19:34.2; 41. Ben Huston, 19:36.2; 45. Spencer Hurlburt, 19:44.5; 53. Gabe Praamsma, 19:53.4.
The scorers for the MUHS girls’ team on Saturday were: 14. Malhotra, 21:21.3; 16. Hodges, 21:31.7; 26. Maddie Stowe, 22:20.1; 37. Mary Ann Eastman, 22:48.4; 38. Fairley Olson, 22:48.9.
The runners for the VUHS girls on Saturday were: 65. Ashley Cray, 25:01.2; 68. Emma Beauchemin, 25:20.0; 78. Grace LeBeau, 26:46.3; 80. Marin Howell, 27:51.4.

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