Terrier boys win state Division III track title; girls take third

The Bellows Falls boys won their second consecutive state track title in decisive fashion, taking nine events at last Saturday's Division III track and field state championships at Green Mountain Union High School.

It was the first back-to-back track title in school history for the Terrier boys, who amassed 160 points. Woodstock was a distant second with 91; Thetford was third with 66.

The BF girls finished third behind Woodstock and Lake Region. It was the fifth straight championship for the Woodstock girls.

David Dunbar won three events for the BF boys - the 110 hurdles (15.57 seconds) high jump (6 feet, 2 inches), and long jump (20-5.75).

The Terriers swept the top three spots in the 800 as Willie Moore was first, at 2:06.75; Jamie Moore was second, in 2:06.90; and Timmy Jones was third, in 2:07.53. The Moores then went 1-2 in the 1,500 as Jamie (4:13.77) edged Willie (4:15.26) for first.

Kendrick Mills won the pole vault with a mark of 10 feet, 6 inches. He was third in the triple jump (40-2.5), tied for fourth in the high jump (5-8), and fifth in the javelin (127-2).

DJ Snide (40-6) won the triple jump, while Brian McAnuff was second in the 110 hurdles in 15.94 and third in the 300 hurdles in 41.94. Chris McKeen tied for second in the pole vault at 10 feet. Jerimiyah Dunbar was fourth in the shot put (37-0.5) and javelin (129-11).

The 4x100 relay team of Dunbar, McAnuff, McKeen, and Snide set a new Division III record in winning in 45.47, while the 4x400 team of Jones, Moore, McAnuff, and Snide won in 3:41.36. The 4x800 relay team was third, in 9:43.74.

In the girls meet, BF's Chapin Reis was third in the 200 in 28.01 and in the 400 in 62.32. Anna Clark was third in the 800 in 2:28.61 and third in the 1,500 in 5:05.13. Cassidy Santorelli was third in the 100 (17.18) and 300 (50.24) hurdles.

BF was second in the 4x100 relay in 54.12, third in the 4x400 relay in 4:34.82, and fifth in the 4 X 800 in 11:31.78.

In the field events, Santorelli was second in the pole vault, clearing 8-6, and Mariah Barnett was third with mark of 8 feet.

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