BURLINGTON - The South Burlington track and field team headed to Burlington High School on Saturday to take on the rest of the state in the Division I track and field state championships.
Odessa O’Brien was the standout for the Wolves, with an individual title in the field events and a top four finish in a track event.
O’Brien won the state title in the triple jump and earned a fourth place finish in the 100-meter dash. Teresa O’Leary also won an individual state championship, coming in first place in the high jump.
Diana Gergoire (fifth place, triple jump), Maddie Leibegott (fifth place, 300 hurdles) and O’Leary (fourth place, 100 hurdles) all finished in the top six in their events.
Mike North was the top performer for the Wolves on the boys side. North finished in second place in the 100-meter dash and was fourth in the 200-meter race.
Lucas Calcagni was fifth in the 3,000-meter run, while Quinn Pidgeon was fifth in the 300-meter hurdles. Ben Knudsen was sixth in the 110-meter hurdles.
Colchester 4, South Burlington 3: South Burlington’s comeback effort fell short in the Division I quarterfinals on Friday as the defending champs fell to No. 6 Colchester, 4-3.
Jack Ambrosino took the loss for the Wolves, pitching 6 ⅓ innings and allowing six hits, three earned runs and striking out six.
After Colchester took a 4-1 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Wolves were able to plate two runs to get within a run. With the bases loaded and a chance to tie the game, South Burlington grounded out to end the game.
Saul Minaya earned the win for Colchester, who move on to the D-I semifinals for the first time in program history.
The Wolves wrap up the season at 12-5.
Rutland 7, South Burlington 5: No. 10 Rutland erupted for four runs in the seventh inning to upset No. 7 South Burlington in the Division I playdowns on Wednesday.
Sarah Brown had a home run for the Wolves, who finish the season with a 10-6 record. Anna Borrazzo struck out 10 but allowed eight hits and five walks in the loss.
Borrazzo and Tori Smith each had two hits for South Burlington.
Montpelier 15, South Burlington 6: After rallying to win the program’s first-ever Division I playoff win in the playdowns, South Burlington fell to top-seed Montpelier in the quarterfinals on Friday.
No. 8 South Burlington beat Leland and Gray on Wednesday, 15-13, for the first playoff win and to advance to the quarterfinals against the Solons.
The Wolves finished the season with a 10-5 record.
Burlington 15, South Burlington 2: Taking the No. 2 seed in the first-ever Division I girls ultimate playoffs, No. 7 South Burlington fell to the Seahorses on Thursday.
The Wolves finish the season with a 0-11 record.