Shot put

The South Burlington indoor track and field team wrapped up the winter season with the Vermont high school state championships on Saturday at the University of Vermont.

The Wolves finished in third place in the boys competition with 61 points, behind Essex (143) and St. Johnsbury (142). The girls team also came in third place with 75.5 points, behind St. Johnsbury (176.5) and Essex (101).

Here are the top finishers for the South Burlington team:


The 4 x 200 relay team earned a place on top of the podium for the Wolves, coming in 1 minute 52.9 seconds for first place. The South Burlington 4 x 800 team finished in second place for another strong finish.

Cora Kakalec earned a second-place finish in the 55-meter dash and also came in fifth place in the 300.

Maddie Liebegott was fifth in the 600, while Sierra Duffy was sixth in the 1,000 meter race.

Sierra Fishers (fifth in the 1,500) and Teresa O’Leary (fifth in the 55-meter hurdles) also finished in the top six for the Wolves. Jane Kakalec (fourth) and Holly Margulius (fifth) were the top SB finishers in the 3,000 meter race.

O’Leary and Ava Sandberg went fourth and fifth, respectively, in the high jump, while Odessa O’Brien was fourth in the long jump. O’Brien also finished in second place in the triple jump.


Mike North started things off for the Wolves with a fourth place finish in the 55-meter dash. Ryan Steele (fifth) and Quinn Pidgeon (sixth) were the top finishers for South Burlington in the 300.

Owen Severance added a sixth place finish in the 600, while the team’s relay groups all had strong days. The 4 x 800 group and the 4 x 400 group both finished in third place, while the 4 x 200 was fourth.

In the field events, Sawyer Hood and Steele went second and third, respectively, in the triple jump. Sam Walker was sixth in the long jump and Nathan Scarpa earned a sixth place finish in the shot put.

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