Brattleboro track teams 2nd in opener


BENNINGTON -- The Brattleboro Union High School boys and girls track teams each placed second at MAU in the recent season opening meet.

The host Patriots won the boys meet with 172 points. They were followed by Brattleboro (143), Fair Haven (73), Rutland (66), Arlington (19), Burr and Burton (4) and Twin Valley (4).

Finishing first for the Colonels were: Dan Burdo, high jump, 5-6; Ryan Gilligan, 3000, 10:53; Miles Goldenbird, javelin, 134-0; Josh Parro, long jump, 18-3.5; and Dakota Peterson, shot put.

Goldenbird added a silver in the discus and a bronze in the triple jump. Parro was also second in the triple jump, Dan Burke wound up third in the 3000, and Sheldon Burnell finished third in the high jump.

MAU coasted to victory in the girls meet with 174 points. The rest of the field included Brattleboro (91), Fair Haven (76), Arlington (32), Rutland (27), Burr and Burton (20) and Twin Valley (8).

Eve Pomazi (200 in 28.6) and Catey Yost (800 in 2:40.3) each struck gold for the Colonels. Nevada Powers took second in the 3000 and 1500, Pomazi was the runnerup in the 400, Abby Manning earned silver in the javelin, and Danielle Wood chipped in with a fourth in the 100.

Figure skating

BRATTLEBORO -- The six adults that are coached by Suzanne McCaughtry of Keene, N.H., all had a recent competition.

Nancie Schwartz Angell of Brattleboro was 4th in Bronze Dramatic Skate and 6th place in Bronze Light Entertainment.

The other five skaters are all from Massachusetts. Dee McWilliams placed 3rd in Bronze Dramatic Skate, Linda Taylor took eighth in Bronze Ladies 5 Freestyle, Kathy Roberts-Snedeker was 14th in Bronze Ladies 3 Freestyle, Ruth Morse placed 2nd in Bronze Ladies FS 5, and Linda Lopatka was a gold medalist in Bronze Ladies FS 5 and in Bronze Dramatic Skate 5.

These six ladies are private students of McCaughtry and skate and train at FMC Ice Sports in Greenfield, Mass., where McCaughtry is Director of Skating. All ladies represented Western Massachusetts figure Skating Club and Nancie Schwartz-Angell represented the Brattleboro Figure Skating Club.

These six ladies brought back seven medals -- two gold, two silver, one bronze and two pewter.


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