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Area skiers compete at West Mtn.

QUEENSBURY — The Johnstown girls alpine ski team turned in a solid showing at the Niskayuna Invitational at West Mountain on Wednesday.

The event was a two-run giant slalom event that was scored as two separate races.

In the first race, Saratoga Springs topped the team standings with 21 points, while Ballston Spa was a close second with 22 points. Shenendehowa (25) was third, Queensbury (39) was fourth and Johnstown (47) was fifth. Broadalbin-Perth fielded an incomplete team as just two skiers competed.

Ballston Spa edged Shenendehowa by an 18-19 margin in the second race, while Saratoga Springs was third with 34 points. Queensbury was fourth with 41 points and Johnstown was fifth with 46 points.

In the first race, Saratoga Springs’ Avery Waters posted the top time of 30.72 seconds.

Shenendehowa’s Micaela Leonard (31.22) was second, Ballston Spa’s Claire Felton (31.36) was third and Queensbury’s Meredith Montgomery (31.86) was fourth.

Emily Fleming led Johnstown, placing fifth with a time of 32.47 seconds.

Petra Conyne (34.57) as 17th for the Lady Bills, while Taryn Ringer (35.57) was 25th. Cole Krempa failed to finish for Johnstown.

Haley Tomlinson was Broadalbin-Perth’s top finisher, placing 31st with a time of 36.80 seconds. Hannah Nolett (38.47) was 38th for the Lady Patriots.

In the second race, Leonard won with a time of 30.86 seconds. Waters (31.14) was second, Felton (31.76) was third, Montgomery (32.20) was fourth and Shenendehowa’s Allison Bach (32.83) was fifth.

Fleming led Johnstown with a sixth-place finish, posting a time of 32.93 seconds.

Conyne (34.76) was 17th, Ringer (35.73) was 23rd and Krempa (40.59) was 40th.

Nolett led B-P with her 32nd-place finish as she posted a time of 37.74 seconds. Tomlinson was 33rd with a time of 37.83 seconds.

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