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Vermont State Championships

Thetford Academy, Thetford, VT

October 25 , 2008
From Lancer Timing - Division I - Division IIDivision III
Race Distance: 5000 meters

Essex sweeps Division I titles
Hannah Rowe and David Sinclair post best times

Team Champs:
  • Division I - Essex boys 49 over Champlain Valley 52; Essex girls 58 over Champlain Valley 76
  • Division II - Harwood boys 36 over Lyndon Inst 97; Burr & Burton Academy girls 49 over Missisquoi Valley 63
  • Division III (4 runners score)- Thetford Academy boys 17 over Burr & Burton Academy 33; Bellows Free Academy girls 14 over Thetford Academy  30

Division I Highlights
  • Essex sweeps team titles and Champlain Valley gets 2 second place trophies
  • Hannah Rowe (St Johnsbury Academy) blows the field away to claim the individual title by 1:03.  Rowe’s 19:31 will stand up as the best of the day.
  • With 2 runners in the top 10 and all scorers in the top 20, Essex runs to a comfortable win in the girl’s race.  In the boys race, Essex puts 4 runners over the line within 9 seconds to lock down the crown.
  • David Sinclair (Green Mtn Valley School) battles Tony Sulva (Champlain Valley) for the full distance and comes out on top with a 4 second win, 17:40 to 17:44
Division II Highlights
  • Individual winner Kelsey Kelleher (21:17) leads Burr & Burton to team crown
  • Sean Ross (Milton) at 17:46 is the only runner to crack 18:00 to claim the state title by 30 seconds.
  • Harwood gets all its scorers over the finishline before team runner-up Lydon Inst. puts 1 runner over, for a 61 point victory.
Divison III Highlights
  • Only 4 runners are scored in this class
  • Thetford 9th grader AnnaSmith (22:55) scores her 1st state title with a 35 second win.  Behind Smith, Bellows Free Academy takes the next 4 scoring places to claim team title.
  • Sam Hutchins (Stowe) dips under 19:00 with his 18:57 effort to claim a 3 second victory.  The host school puts all 4 scorers in the top 7 to take the state title


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