By Emily Atwood and Matt Pascarella
The alpine ski team competed against Kennebec, Cheverus, Gorham, Marshwood and Falmouth high schools in the slalom at Shawnee Peak in Bridgton on Friday, January 18.
The girls’ team has grown this year with nine racers, which makes for an energetic group, healthy in team competition.
The girls’ team placed third out of six teams.
As one of the strongest racers, freshman Sarah Hare placed fourth overall and is someone to watch out for in the future.
Team captain and senior Cordelia Inman had great energy at Friday’s competition and continued to keep the team motivated. In her fourth year, she placed 13th.
Senior, Naomi Debrosse, placed 17th. She has been improving over the past two years.
First time racer and Senior, Miranda Lewis placed 22nd. She has been consistently improving and is a strong addition to the team.
Second year racer Madelynn McGary placed 26th.
Senior Avery Rolf placed 28th. She was a first-time racer last season and is consistently in the top thirty.
Senior and first-time racer, Riley Gardner, placed 33rd and Freshman Lauren DeLuca placed 36th.
There is a smaller boys’ team with three racers, so they are unable to place in races. Junior and consistent racer, Benjamin White placed 27th, freshman and first-time racer, Ezra Smith placed 39th, Junior, Owen Flibbert placed 41st.
“Overall it was a great race, the new racers are becoming more comfortable with gates, so their times have been improving with each meet,” observed coach Emily Atwood.