Bellows Falls Sweeps D3 Track Titles

CHESTER, Vt. (WCAX) It was a clean sweep yet again in Chester, as the Bellows Falls boys and girls track teams claimed D3 titles Saturday afternoon.

On the boys side, Cadence Wheeler a double-winner for Springfield. He won the long jump with a mark of 21 feet, 1 inch. He also snagged the Triple Jump crown.

The Thetford Panthers got some strong performances on the track. Malcolm Silver-Van Meeter pulled away for the win in the 1500, while Clifford Ransom won the 400 in 52.88 seconds. Thetford finished 2nd overall with 108.5 points.

But there was no catching Bellows Falls. Shane Clark cleared 12 feet to win the pole vault, and also grabbed wins in the javelin and 110 hurdles.

Reno Tuttle with a pair of wins. He went 146 feet, 6 inches in the discus, and also won the shot put. 154 points for the Terriers as they claimed a 6th-straight team championship.

On the girls side, a big day for Oxbow's Giesing sisters. Hannah won the long jump. Twin sister Izzy won the 200 and 800, and Izzy and Hannah went 1-2 in the 400.

Thetford was chasing their first state title. Grace Davis won the high jump clearing 5 feet and finished secnd in the long jump.

And Meaggie Balch pulled off a distance sweep, winning the 1500 and 3000. 124 points for the Panthers, good for 2nd place.

But Bellows Falls reigns again. Three Terriers score in the 100-hurdles, led by Brigid Hodsden at 17.02 seconds.

Abbe Cravinho is the best of four scoring Terriers in the 300 hurdles, winning in 49.32 seconds. 162 points for the team, as BF makes it a 3-peat.