At the U18 Nationals, Kelsey and Alita wrapped up their series racing in the GS, DH, and SG. All reports from the GS were that it was on a painfully flat hill with extremely soft conditions. Kelsey and Alita had some issues with their day with Kelsey finishing 26th and Alita DNF'd second run. In the DH, Kelsey missed out on the Gold by just 3 tenths of a second but earning the Silver Medal. Alita, who admits DH is not her thing, toughed out the nerves and finished 37th. In the final event of the championships, the SG, Kelsey had a very respectable 11th place finish, moving up from a start number of 20. Congrats on a great series!
|Kelsey on the DH Podium|
Eastern Junior FIS Finals at Stowe, March 9th
Courtney Hayden - 6th
Denali Balser - 11th
Emma Sahn - 27th
Sophie Leiter - 41st
Linley Shaw - 44th
Caroline Armbruster - 47th
For the SL, we saw some challenging sets and a couple of our girls stepped up in a big way! Check out the bib number for our girls and the places they finished. That is some serious moving up!
Eastern Junior FIS Finals at Stowe, March 10th
Linley Shaw bib 35- 3rd, 2nd for U18's and she WON the second run!
Lucy Merriam bib 45 - 8th
Neza Stefanic bib 66 - 12th
|Linley on the SL Overall Podium|
Sandra competed at the U16 Eastern Championships and had a very successful series. She placed in the top 10 in all events. Her results were as follows: SG1 - 4th, SG2 - 10th, GS - 5th, SL - 3rd. Due to her outstanding results, she was one of 10 Eastern U16's to qualify for the U16 National Project in Park City, taking place in early April. Way to represent, Sandra!
Vermont Cup Finals took place this past weekend and a group of girls went to Killington to compete in the SL Finals...
VT Cup Finals SL at Killington, March 17th
Kelsey Chenoweth - 1st
Lucy Merriam - 14th
Neza Stefanic - 18th
Sarah Reilly - 19th
Ingrid Klinkenberg - 30th
Molly Danzig - 33rd
Sarah Rowse - 40th
We are entering the final push with only a handful of races to go. Kelsey left for Squaw Valley, CA today to compete in US Nationals. She will race in the SG, GS, and SL, good luck Kelsey! Alita, Emma, Court and Denali will be racing Thursday/Friday in the Eastern Cup Finals GS's at Sugarbush. Alita will continue on to race in the Eastern Cup Finals SL's at Waterville over the weekend. The rest of the U18/U21 girls will be heading to Whiteface this weekend for two FIS Devo SL's. Sandra will headed to Sugarloaf for the U16 AM/CAN over the weekend. Good luck to all!
I leave you with one final picture from training on Monday. We had a bluebird day, no wind, and a spectacular surface...