Spring Update: Eagles Excel at Open FIS Races
March 27, 2014
After the conclusion of the collegiate EISA sanctioned races, the season is all but over. Coach MacPherson and the Eagles traveled to various FIS Open races for some spring racing. On the weekend of February 27th-28th, the Eagles traveled to Sugar Loaf, ME for an Open GS. There were near perfect snow conditions, and on top of that, it was warm and sunny on the mountain. There was a hard and fast course set on Narrow Gauge that gave the boys a good opportunity to show their skills. On day one, freshman Trevor Lennox stole the show, posting a huge score moving from bib 35, to a final 8th place finish. Freshman Ryan Barney also had a good day, finishing 22nd. On the second day, the sophomore boys lead the way. Chris Keating finished with a good score and in 4th place for the day. Keith Schuman also had a great day finishing 7th overall. That wrapped up the first weekend of spring skiing for the team.
The next week (March 3rd-4th), the girls alpine racers traveled to Sugarbush, VT for a FIS Open giant slalom. On the first day, junior Michelle Solomon lead the team with a 31st place finish. However, not so far behind her was Christie Choma finishing in 32nd place. Even more impressive was Christie Choma's score, metaphorically cutting her bib in half, moving from bib 64 to a 32nd place finish. On the second day, Christie Choma emerged again with an even more impressive finish. Junior Christie Choma posted a personal best score moving from bib 67 to 33rd place overall. That is a tremendous achievement.
This past weekend (March 22nd-23rd), the Eagles traveled to Killington, VT to race in an open Slalom. The snow was extremely soft after getting over 20 inches in the last week. There was a difficult course on an extremely challenging hill. On the first day, sophomore Chase Ryan scored and came in 10th place with sophomore Keith Schuman coming in behind him in 11th place. On the second day, Chase Ryan recorded a personal best low score, coming in 16th place amongst some tough competition. Overall, the Eagles are having a great spring skiing season.
Stay tuned for some more Spring Updates.