High school Alpine skiing

Camden Hills boys second, girls sixth in weekend races

Morin second, Lalor third, Ellison seventh for Windjammers
By Staff | Jan 23, 2013

Kents Hill — The Camden Hills Alpine ski teams participated in the Maranacook Skimeister Slalom on Saturday, Jan. 19, a meet that saw the Windjammer boys and girls continue to compete at a high level in the early stages of the campaign.

The Windjammer boys finished second out of 11 teams, while the Windjammer girls finished sixth out of 10 teams.

"The team really took a big step forward at this race," said Camden Hills coach Chris Christie. "We have worked very hard all season on establishing a solid base of fundamentals. This was the first race so far this season that the team really began to focus on ski racing and going fast."

Christie said the boys "had a great day," while the girls gain "experience and confidence with every race."

Both Windjammer teams had strong individual accomplishments, with Lydia Morin finishing second overall among 69 in the girls race and Crockett Lalor third among 79 in the boys race.

Christie said Morin "knows she can win races and with that confidence good things will come," while Lalor "has established himself as one of the strongest skiers in the [Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference]."

The combined times of both races for Windjammer girls racers included: 2, Morin, 1:00.62; 23, Raine Ellison, 1:13.29; 29, Brynne Wrona, 1:15.95; and 46, Martha Moskowitz, 1:21.05.

The combined times of both races for Windjammer boys racers included: 3, Lalor, 55.46; 7, Cole Ellison, 56.41; 14th, Brendan Carey, 58.93; 16, Jake Davee, 59.71; 30, Thatcher Chamberlain, 1:06.87; 38, Adam Throne, 1:10.43; 45, Chris Bresnahan, 1:15.94; 54, Chapin Lamont, 1:27.66; and 58, Gavin Decker-Griffith, 1:34.56.

Christie said Wrona is "the most improved skier on the [girls] team this year," while Chamberlain, on the boys side, had "quite possibly the best race of his high school career … so far."

Courier Publications sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at sports@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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