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Tiger cross-country teams fourth; Praamsma cracks top 10

TIGER JUNIOR ELLA Landis, second from right, runs through the woods on the Thetford Academy cross country course with competitors in the Division II championship race Saturday. Landis was the top Addison County female finisher grabbing 15th in 22:14.2 over 5,000 meters. Photo by Joe McVeigh

THETFORD — In cold but clear conditions on Saturday the Middlebury Union High School girls’ and boys’ cross-country teams each finished fourth in Division II, while Vergennes senior Gabe Praamsma edged Tiger senior Jack Christner and his Commodore classmate Ben Huston for the best individual local finish.
Praamsma took ninth in the boys’ D-II race in 17:52.9 over the 5,000-meter course, with Christner on his heels in 11th in 17:54 and Huston right behind in 12th in 17:58.9.
Junior Noah Engvall led the 11th-place Eagle boys by taking 27th in 19:44.3.
In the girls’ D-II race Tiger junior Ella Landis finished 15th in 22:14.2, with sophomore Seina Dowgiewicz just behind in 18th in 22:17.2. Junior Abigail Johnson paced a non-scoring Eagle contingent by taking 32nd in 24:46.8.
In D-III, senior Parker Todd led the fifth-place Otter Valley boys’ team by taking 11th in 19:31. Sophomore Kelsey Adams paced the sixth-place OV girls by taking 32nd in 26:15.5.
U-32 swept the top five spots in the boys’ D-II race and placed five runners in the top 10 in the girls’ D-II race to edge Harwood. 
U-32’s Jacob Miller-Arsenault won the boys’ race in 17:18, and Harwood’s Ava Thurston cruised in the girls’ race in 19:40.1.
The Bellows Falls girls and Craftsbury boys won in D-III. Abby Broadley of BF (19:43.9) and Cormac Leahy of Craftsbury (17:16.5) took the titles.
The team scores and individual results for local teams were as follows:

DIVISION II BOYS
Team scores: U-32, 15; Spaulding, 102; Harwood, 105; MUHS, 119; VUHS, 150; Lyndon, 169; Lamoille, 189; Woodstock, 291; Montpelier, 219; Burr & Burton, 255; Mount Abe, 265; Hartford, 338; Milton, 352; Missisquoi, 384.
MUHS: 11. Jack Christner, 17:54; 22. Baxter Harrington, 19:31.2; 25. Lucas Palcsik, 19:42.3; 30. Nathaniel McVeigh, 19:47.5; 33. Thomas Nevins, 20:00; 38. Elvis McIntosh, 20:14.9; 46. Ethan Foster, 20:55.1.
VUHS: 9. Gabe Praamsma, 17:52.9; 12. Ben Huston, 17:58.9; 26. Xander DeBlois, 19:42.6; 31. Tyler Bergmans, 19:47.7; 76. Christopher Therrien, 22:52.9; 84. Riley Gagnon, 24:04.5; 90. Griffin Schneider, 25:22.1.
MOUNT ABE: 27. Noah Engvall, 19:44.3; 56. Gus Hill, 21:27.1; 59. Brewer Atocha, 21:43.1; 63. George Collette, 22:01.3; 64. Sean Davison, 22:08.9; 72. Liam Davison, 22:38.2; 78. Hugh Ball, 23:11.1.

DIVISION II GIRLS
Team scores: U-32, 29; Harwood, 42; Burr & Burton, 104; MUHS, 106; Lamoille, 114: Missisquoi, 173; Woodstock, 184; Montpelier, 192.
MUHS: 15. Ella Landis, 22:14.2; 18. Seina Dowgiewicz, 22:17.2; 24. Sofia Stefani, 23:38.6; 26. Maddy Stowe, 24:06.7; 33. Ari Graham-Gurland, 24:52.0; 46. Mary Conklin, 26:06; 53. Megan Balparda, 26:58.0.
MOUNT ABE: 32. Abigail Johnson, 24:46.8; 56. Ruby Jean Hall, 27:32.0; 63. Maisy Hill, 28:32.3; 70. Emmaline Heilman, 40:06.8.

DIVISION III
Boys’ team scores: Craftsbury, 15; Stowe, 38; Thetford, 84; BFA-Fairfax, 108; OV, 110; Danville, 117; Lake Region, 123; Rice, 130; White River, 132; Northfield, 147; Blue Mountain, 184; Poultney, 258.
OV boys: 11. Parker Todd, 19:31.1; 19. Joseph Cijka, 20:21.6; 48. Dillon Ladd, 22:25.1; 50. Liam Murphy, 22:33.9; 81. Baker LaRock, 28:41.8.
Girls’ team scores: Bellows Falls, 27; Thetford, 33, Northfield, 73; Hazen, 87; Rice, 89; OV, 109; Lake Region, 120; Danville, 121; BFA-Fairfax, 124.
OV girls: 28. Kelsey Adams, 26:15.5; 29. Sarah Calvin, 26:20.6; 37. Zoe Elliott, 27:22.5; 54. Kendra Mallette, 30:31.6. 

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