|1/10/2019 3:56:00 PM|
Boys win another NWSC meet, girls finish second
Northwest Suburban Conference Invitational
The Chisago Lakes boys alpine ski team kept their Northwest Suburban Conference record spotless on Thursday, January 3 when they won by a comfortable margin over Centennial.
Jamie Mower led the charge, sweeping the top spots. He finished in first on the blue run, red run and overall, with a time of 53.68 seconds total. His 100 points really set the tone for the Wildcats as they kept cruising behind him. Jack LeTourneau finished in fifth place overall with a time of 1:00.58, Mike Frischmon was just a sliver behind him in sixth place with a time of 1:00.59, and Will Hennen finished 11th.
Andrew Johnsen put up a 14th place finish for 87 team points and Zach Hennen and Luther Crum rounded out the varsity scoring for Chisago Lakes, coming in 19th and 23rd, respectively.
August Brown finished in second on the blue run, but a stumble on the red run put him in 58th place overall and out of scoring for CL.
But, that didn’t affect their team score enough to allow Centennial to threaten. The ‘Cats total score was 628 points, and the Cougars scored 588, 40 points back.
In a much tighter race, the Chisago Lakes girls team finished in second place, just 13 points behind Centennial, who won their second straight NWSC meet.
The ‘Cats had the top finisher between the two teams when Sophie Janzig came in second place with a time of 1:08.88, but Centennial was a bit more consistent down the middle, and that gave them the win.
After Janzig’s top two finish, Megan Adams was the next best CL skier. She finished in 13th place with a time of 1:17.05.
Kaylee Peterson, Megan Cartier and Elsa Dahl rounded out the top five for the Wildcats, with Peterson in 20th, Cartier in 26th and Dahl in 29th.
Annah Mellum and Ashlyn Anderson were the final two skiers to score on varsity. Mellum came in 34th and Anderson in 44th.
Assistant Coach Su Leslie is hoping the winter starts acting a bit more like the winters we are used to in Minnesota, as the rain and ice have made practices and even dryland training a bit tough. There is still plenty of snow at Wild Mountain, but the conditions have been challenging at times.