U-32 and Rice Repeat in D2 Track

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) The U-32 boys earned a sixth straight team title and Rice won its second straight girls crown at the D2 Track Championships Saturday at South Burlington High School.

Hartford earned girls state runner-up honors behind senior Ileana Sirois. She won the 100 hurdles, finished second in the long jump, and second in the triple jump behind teammate Kennedy Mullen.

U-32 was third overall, senior Molly McCreedy capped a stellar career with wins in the shot put, where she set a new D2 record, and the discus. She was also fifth in the javelin.

But the runaway winners, for the second year in a row were Rice. Led by the John sisters, Dina John won the 800 and finished second in the 400 whilefellow senior Sonia won the 100, 200, 400 and both were part of winning relay teams, the Knights claimed back-to-back titles.

On the boys side, senior Ian Maier of Burr & Burton swept the 110 and 300 meter hurdles as the Bulldogs finished third overall.

Milton was your runner up. Senior Tre Sherwood was a key contributor. He won the triple jump, finished second in the long jump, was fourth in the 200 and was part of the winning 4x100 relay team.

But no one was stopping the blue wave of U-32, especially in the distance races. The Raiders took the top three spots in the 800 and 3000 and the top four in the 1500. Sophomore Waylon Kurts had a first and second, as did junior Andrew Crompton, and senior Stephen Looke had a first and third as the Raiders rolled to a sixth straight state crown.