Castleton hosts cross country Vermont State meet

The men’s and women’s cross country teams competed last weekend at home as they hosted the Vermont State meet on Saturday.
The men took second place overall and were led by senior Isaac French. French came in third place with a time of 26:43 while Steve Hagemann came in just eight seconds behind him and took fourth place. Jonah Lavigne came in 19th with a time of 28:47 and Matt Woodward came in 24th with a time of 28:58. Senior Nick Tubolino rounded out the top five with a 25th place finish and a time of 29:15.
“We have been training really hard in preparing for our conference race,” French said. “This second place performance is just a preview of what we can do.”
The women’s squad was able to take third place overall with Mariah Eilers leading the way for the Spartans with a time of 21:09. This landed her a seventh place finish. Freshman Margaret Kuchinski came in second for Castleton with a time of 22:24 and a 17th place finish overall. Mckynze Works took 25th place with a time of 22:58 while teammate Kelsey Thompson ran a 23:37, coming in 31st place. Allie Minor rounded out the top five for the Castleton women with a time of 23:44 and a 34th place overall finish.
Both cross country teams will travel to Saratoga in two weeks to run the in the Saratoga Invitational.

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