Burr and Burton boys third at D2 meet
SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Burr and Burton boys track team finished third on Saturday at the Division II state championships held at South Burlington High School.
They scored 68 points to finish third behind champion U-32 and runner-up Milton for the Bulldogs' best team finish since they had five straight third place finishes from 2003-2007.
Ian Maier scored 20 individual points with victories in the 110 hurdles and the 300 hurdles. He finished the 110 in 16.60 seconds and then set a personal best in the 300 with a time of 40.68 seconds.
Maier rounded out his day with a fourth place finish in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 4.5 inches and a sixth place finish in the 4x100 as the anchor leg of the relay to contribute 25 points to the team score.
Will Frank set a personal best in the discus and won the state title in the event with a throw of 137 feet, 4 inches. Frank was also third in the shotput with a throw of 40 feet, 8.5 inches.
DJ Mulroy was second in the triple jump with a leap of 39 feet, nine inches, and his teammate, Bryce Little was third, only a half-inch behind. Mulroy was also fifth in the javelin, sixth in the long jump and sixth in the 300 hurdles.
Will Fox contributed in sprints and jumps, with a third place in the 110 hurdles and a fifth place in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 6 inches.
Nick Williams was fifth in the discus and the 4x100 relay was sixth with the team of Little, Fox, Williams and Maier.
For the girls, who were 13th overall with 15 points, were led by the 4x100 relay team of Gabrielle Blanchard, Jasmine Rachele, Nina Marco and Rebecca Lelli, who won in 52.12 seconds.
Blanchard finished sixth in the high jump with a 4 foot, 8 inch effort, while Claire Iannuzzi was sixth in the discus with a throw of 78 feet, 4 inches, a personal best for the senior. Amelia Kennedy just missed the podium with a seventh place finish in the discus, right behind her teammate. Kennedy was also seventh in the javelin.
Olivia Brand had a pair of sixth-place finishes in the triple jump and the long jump. In the triple jump, Brand leapt 32 feet, 3.5 inches and then in the long jump she was sixth with a personal best of 15 feet, 7 inches.
Team scores: 1. U-32 142; 2. Milton 95; 3. Burr and Burton 68; 4. Lyndon 40; 5. Hartford 39; 6. Missisquoi 36; 7. Middlebury 31; 8. Mount Abraham 30; 9. Harwood 27; 10. Peoples 25; 11. Rice; 12. Montpelier 7; 13. Spaulding 2; 14. Fair Haven 1.
Team scores: 1. Rice 151; 2. Hartford 93; 3. U-32 64; 4. Lyndon 41; 5. Middlebury 39; 6. Mount Abraham 34.33; 7. Lamoille 27; 8. Harwood 21; 9. Spaulding 18; 10. Milton 17.33; T11. Missisquoi, Peoples 16. 13. Burr and Burton 15; 14. Fair Haven 6.33.
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