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Barrett and Allen Shine at North Country

NEWPORT – Danville’s Riley Barrett and Craftsbury Academy’s (CA) Linsey Allen captured titles last week at North Country for their middle school track and field programs in the third meet of the season.

Seventh grader Riley Barrett edged Liliana Stabach from All Saints by less than a half of a second to win the 200m event last Thursday. CA’s Aemelia Terrone and Ada Allen also recorded their best times of the season in the same event.

Barrett kept the pedal down in the 400m, besting Sara Lund of Kingdom East by over a second. She capped off her stellar day with a runner-up finish in the 100m, with Stabach taking home first place honors.

Bear teammates Molly Daniels and Sycada Barnes, along with CA’s Stella Cusack, Josie Pare, Iris Jacobs, Ora Noble, and Jordan Flint all recorded their best times of the season in the same event.

Stabach also captured titles in both the 300m hurdles and long jump. Eighth grader Linsey Allen captured her first title of the season for CA, edging Arianna West of Richford by three feet in the shot put. Allen also recorded personal bests in the discus and 1500m events.

Terrone finished third for CA in the 1500m with her best time of the season, Cusack also ran her best time, and teammate Kilie Burnor set a personal record in the discus.

Lund captured the 1500m title for Kingdom East and Oxbow’s Willow Cook bested the field in the discus. Daniels, Pare, Jacobs, and Burnor also had their best distances of the season in the long jump for CA.

On the boys’ side, Danville’s Colin Gray had a pair of third place finishes and personal bests in the 110m hurdles and javelin. North Country’s Isaac Heinchon and Denzell Montalvan-Moncada were the event winners.

Bears teammate Landon Garrand posted a runner-up finish to Montpelier’s Tristan Bradley in the 800m with his best time of the season and finished ninth in the discus behind Montpelier’s Ryaz Rahman.

Charger sixth grader Hollis Allen had personal bests and impressive eighth and twelfth place finishes in the 1500m and 800m events.

Teammates Oakley Crawford and James Reynolds also recorded personal bests in the 1500m and discus events.

Hazen’s Alden Pougnier ran his best times of the season in the 800m and 1500m events. The impressive seventh grader posted top 10 finishes in both events. Montpelier’s Andy Sheehan took home first place honors in the 1500m.

“Alden continues to do a good job attacking the 800m and 1500m events this season. Although our team is small, we are big in our achievements. These Hazen athletes continue to improve with every competition we attend. I am excited to see what times they put up in the coming weeks,” said Hazen head coach Kathy Fortmann.

The middle schoolers will get a two-week break before their biggest meet of the season at Burlington High School on May 23.

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