Tiger, VUHS track teams fare well at CVU meet

HINESBURG —  Middlebury and Vergennes union high school track and field athletes combined for six event wins at a five-team meet hosted by Champlain Valley on Wednesday.
VUHS senior Wade Mullin had a hand in both Commodore victories. Mullin won the boys’ 800-meter race and joined Ben Huston, Erich Reitz and Xander DeBlois to place first in the four-by-800-meter relay.
For the Tiger boys, Gabe Cason won the pole vault, and the 4X100 relay team of Tristan Durante, Anthony Garner, Elvis McIntosh and Darrien Brown outpaced the field.
For the Tiger girls Annie Lapiner claimed the 100-meter hurdles, and the 4X800 relay team of Mary Ann Eastman, Isabel Olson, Ailey Bosworth and Sofia Stefani cruised to an uncontested victory.
CVU and Mount Mansfield ran 1-2 in both the boys’ and girls’ team scoring, with MUHS in third. The Commodore boys were right on the Tigers’ heels, with North Country a close fifth. North Country finished fourth on the girls’ side, with VUHS trailing the field.
Local top-five individual finishers and top relay results on the boys’ side were:
•100: 5. Garner, M, 12.32.
•200: 4. Durante, M, 25.6.
•400: 3. Palmer, V, 56.9; 5. McIntosh, M, 1:00.92.
•800: 1. Mullin, V, 2:08.92.
•1,500: 5. Huston, V, 4:37.99.
•110 hurdles: 4. Nicholas Suchomel, M, 20.24.
•300 hurdles: 2. Hunter Heffernan, M, 47.63.
•4×100: 1. M, 49.01.
•4×400: 2. V, 3:50.23 (Palmer, Spencer Hurlburt, DeBlois, Mullin).
•4×800: 1. V, 9:05.49.
•Shotput: 2. Gabe Quinto, V, 36”-5’; 3. Peter Wolosinski, M, 34-5.5.
•Javelin: 4. Quinto, V, 108-4; 5. Quinto, V, 108-4.
•Pole vault: 1. Cason, M, 10-0; 4. Ian Fenster, M, 8-6.
•Long jump: 4. Cason and Heffernan, M, 17-6.
Local top-five individual finishers and top relay results on the girls’ side were:
•800: 4. Eastman, M, 2:36.59.
•1,500: 5. Olson, M, 5:18.8.
•110 hurdles: 1. Lapiner, M, 19.81.
•300 hurdles: 2. Merry Kimble, M, 51.1.
•4×400: 3. M, 4:41.15 (Bosworth, Olson, Eastman, Hannah Turner).
•4×800: 1. M, 11:02.33.
•Shotput: 2. Samantha Paige, M, 24-0.
•Javelin: 3. Michelle Skovsgaard, M, 63-1.
•Triple jump: 2. Skovsgaard, M, 23-4.

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