Camden Hills impresses at Titcomb Mountain
Farmington — The Camden Hills Alpine ski teams earned their second straight solid finish in only their second competition of the season Jan. 9 at Titcomb Mountain. It was a development that should bode well for Windjammer student-athletes as the winter wears on.
The Windjammer girls finished fourth among 12 teams, while the Windjammer boys placed sixth.
"Slalom, in Alpine skiing, is a tough event," said Camden Hills coach Chris Christie. "One moment you could be leading the race and in a split second you are lying on the hill with no skis or poles. It is physically and mentally demanding discipline."
Christie said he was pleased with his skiers' efforts. "Good performance by both teams as we have only had a couple of days to train slalom," he said. "Our focus in the early season is to take the skills that we learned during preseason camps and bring them into the gates. While we always want to ski fast, our goal is to peak in mid-February just in time for conference and states."
Windjammer Crockett Lalor, last year's state Class B skimeister champion, earned a fourth-place finish among 84 skiers on the boys side, while Lydia Morin finished sixth among 68 skiers on the girls side.
Christie said Lalor "had a great race as the boys competition was very tight," while Morin "gains more and more confidence with every run.
Other Windjammer boys finishers included: Brendan Carey, 16th; Adam Throne, 42nd; Chris Bresnahan, 54th; and Cole Ellison, 55th. Chapin Lamont, Jake Davee and Aidan Gordan received DNFs (did not finish).
Other Windjammer girls finishers included: Rose Flanagan, 16th; Raine Ellison, 30th; Brynne Wrona, 44th; and Martha Moskowitz, 57th.
Christie said Carey had a strong second run to finish 14th on the tough course, while Bresnahan and Wrona are new to racing and improving with each run.
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