Snide has a super sophomore season


BRATTLEBORO — During the indoor track and field season, University of Vermont sophomore DJ Snide placed second in the heptathlon at the America East Championship. He also won the 55-meter hurdles in 8.07 seconds at the North Country All-Comers event.

The Bellows Falls Union High School graduate would then strike gold in the decathlon at the America East Championship earlier this month during the outdoor season. He won the 100, 400, long jump, 110 hurdles, and discus throw during that event.

During his senior season with the Terriers, Snide won the 100 in 11.27 seconds, the 110 hurdles in 15.44 seconds, the 300 hurdles in 42.61 seconds, and the triple jump by leaping 40-9 at the Division 3 track and field championship meet. He also finished first in the Vermont Decathlon Championship in 2017.

Snide also finished fifth in the 195-pound weight class at the 2017 state wrestling meet. He earned that position by pinning Harwood's Alick Lord in 1:38 in the fifth place match.

As a standout guard, he teamed up with fellow offensive linemen Jared Zobkiw, Reno Tuttle, Brian Green and Brady Illingworth when the Terriers downed Burr and Burton 20-14 in the 2016 Division state championship football game.

The UVM men's track team ended its season by placing fourth in the New England Championships over the weekend in New Haven, Conn. Snide ran in the 4x400 relay race, helping that team finish fifth and also set a new school record of 3:15.96.



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