The best track and field athletes in Division I invaded the Burlington High School athletic grounds for the state meet Saturday afternoon.
St. Johnsbury’s Asom Hayman-Jones placed first in the boys’ shot put with a throw of 50 feet, 8.5 inches. His teammate Dillon Ryan came in second with a throw of 45-09.
CVU’s Alicia Veronneau won the girls’ 1500-meter race, crossing the finish line in 4 minutes, 49.56 seconds.
Essex’s Henry Farrington repeated as the boys’ 1500-meter champion with a time of 4 minutes, 7.89 seconds, beating his own previous title time by about three seconds.
In the girls’ 100-meter hurdles, Essex’s Nejla Hadzic darted past her competition to win the event in 16.12 seconds. For the boys’ 110-meter hurdles, Burlington’s Kai Schmidt-Bilowith ran to a second-straight state title in the event with a time of 14.56 seconds.
North Country picked up a handful of points thanks to a speedy, state championship run from Alexis Lefaivre in the 200-meter dash.
For boys’ high jump, St. Johnsbury’s Jacob Lacaillade jumped his way to the title, clearing six feet, two inches on his first attempt at the height. Colchester’s George Cummings finished second in the event.
For more results from the meet, please visit 802timing.com.