Essex sweeps Division I titles Hannah Rowe and David Sinclair post best times
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 17:46is 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