H.S. Skiing Roundup: Area skiers post solid showings
NORTH CREEK — The Johnstown and Broadalbin-Perth boys and girls nordic ski teams competed at the Shenendehowa Invitational at Gore Mountain on Monday.
The event was a two-run giant slalom.
In the girls meet, Shenendehowa’s Miceala Leonard posted the top time in the first run with a time of 40.94 seconds.
Ballston Spa’s Claire Felton (41.53) was second and Queensbury’s Meredith Montgomery (42.43) was third.
Robin Kruggel was Johnstown’s top finisher, placing seventh with a time of 43.59 seconds.
Taryn Ringer (47.01) was 29th for the Lady Bills, Emily Frank (47.93) was 32nd, Petra Conyne (47.99) was 34th and Cole Krempa (52.17) was 49th.
Hannah Nolett led Broadalbin-Perth, placing 50th with a time of 52.18.
Jenna Smith (57.64) was 59th for the Lady Patriots, Chase Smith (58.13) was 61st, Rose Barnhart (59.17) was 63rd, Sydney Osterhout (59.81) was 64th and Shannon Vogel (1:18.57) was 67th.
Leonard also posted the fastest time in the second run, with a time of 40.12 seconds.
Schuylerville’s Hannah Klingebiel (41.05) was second and Felton (41.18) was third.
Kruggel was eighth with a time of 43.51 to lead Johnstown.
Ringer (46.96) was 29th for the Lady Bills, Frank (48.01) was 34th, Conyne (48.06) was 35th and Krempa (51.58) was 42nd.
Nolett led B-P, placing 46th with a time of 53.91.
Jenna Smith (59.74) was 55th for the Lady Patriots, Chase Smith (59.78) was 56th, Barnhart (1:00.14) was 57th, Osterhout (1:01.54) was 61st and Vogel (1:19.97) was 63rd.
In the boys race, Saratoga Springs’ Matthew Moeckel posted the top time of 39.48 seconds.
Ballston Spa’s Ethan Huff (39.63) was second and Saratoga Springs’ Tyler Munter (39.87) was third.
Colin Cotter led Johnstown, placing fourth with a time of 39.98 seconds.
Ben Krempa (41.67) was 12th for the Sir Bills, Jakob Hanna (47.73) was 37th, Hayden Zelich (52.02) was 52nd, Jacob Martelle (53.61) was 58th and Aiden Greene (59.70) was 68th. Carter Cheney did not finish his run for Johnstown.
Luke Barnhart was Broadalbin-Perth’s top finisher, placing 53rd with a time of 52.05 seconds. Nicholas Georgelos (55.31) was 61st for the Patriots.
Queensbury’s Hunter Montgomery posted the top time in the second run, finishing with a time of 39.08 seconds.
Munter (39.63) was second and Moeckel (39.70) was third.
Cotter was fourth with a time of 40.02 seconds to lead Johnstown, while Ben Krempa (41.71) was 13th.
Hanna (48.17) was 36th for the Sir Bills, Zelich (51.29) was 50th, Martelle (54.11) was 58th and Greene (57.25) was 65th.
Luke Barnhart (49.22) was 43rd for the Patriots, while Georgelos (54.33) was 60th for B-P.
Lake Placid Pursuit
LAKE PLACID — The Mayfield girls nordic ski team finished second Monday in the Lake Placid Pursuit at Mount Van Hoevenburg.
The event was 6k race, with half of the race contested in the classic style and the other half contested in skate style.
The Lady Panthers finished with 14 points, while Saranac Lake won with a total of 12 points. Lake Placid was third with 32 points and Queensbury was fourth with 51 points.
Mayfield’s Madison Relyea won the varsity girls race with a time of 25:55.5.
Saranac Lake’s Sylvie Linck (27:11.5) was second and Saranac Lake’s Bella Wissler (28:45.6) was fourth.
Fianna Halloran (29:13.8) was fourth for Mayfield, Tatjana Bjelica (31:58.6) was ninth and Delaney LaFontaine (32:21.8) was 10th.
In the boys meet, Lake Placid claimed the team title with 17 points. Saranac Lake was second with 24 points and Shenendehowa was third with 32 points. Mayfield fielded an incomplete team.
Lake Placid’s Mikey Skut won the varsity boys race with a time of 22:45.1, while Lake George’s Paul Lindsay (22:45.4) was second. Saranac Lake’s Colt Cheney-Seymour (23:08.8) was third, Saranac Lake’s Adrian Hayden (23:31.1) was fourth and Shenendehowa’s Philip Matthews (24:04.8) was fifth.
Shawn Allen was Mayfield’s lone competitor, placing 15th in the varsity boys race with a time of 27:38.3.