Ending the season on a high note
The Alpine racing season is swiftly coming to a close, but before saying goodbye to the 2016-2017 season, Killington Mountain School athletes took to the hill for a few final end-of-season races, finding the podium in multiple events, reflecting many months of hard work, training, and commitment to their sport.
U14 Can-Ams at Tremblant
Caroline Roy had an amazing weekend, taking 8th in GS, and 5th in the SL.
Chip Gilroy at Sunapee
U12 Shelby Graves 5, Meghan Bianchi 7, Connor Roy 1, Albert Preisler 2
U14 Bella Phelan 5 Ashley Spreng 8, Bode Tracy 2 (first podium), Oscar Preisler 3
Matt Harnett SL at Killington
U10 - Griffin Haisman 3rd, Beatrix Shackleton 2nd
U12 - Albert Preisler, Connor Roy tied for 2nd, Shelby Graves 2nd
U14 - Oscar Preisler 1st, Bella Phelan 1st, Ashley Spreng 2nd
In Friday's SG, Coach Lon Bretell commented that Izzy Jenne "skied very well when the race came in the afternoon; the top part of the run was excellent, but there was some desire to be even more aggressive and coming into headwall Izzy came in too straight and crashed." In Sunday's SL Izzy was 19th overall. In Monday's GS Izzy skied very well, finishing third in the first run. Her second run was aggressive and great skiing, but her inside ski hit a rut and bounced inside causing a straddle and big crash. Lon's overall takeaway was that "there's no doubt that Izzy is one of the few top skiers in her age group in the country." Well done, Izzy!
Jonas Barslund Pedersen and Bastian Blaafalk took second and third in the U18 Super G and Oscar Preisler found the the top step, taking the gold medal in both the Super G and the GS!