|1/23/2020 2:35:00 PM|
Chisago Lakes shows who's still tops in NWS Conference
NWSC Meet - Trollhaugen
It had been nearly a month between alpine ski meets for the Chisago Lakes Wildcats, but they showed no ill affects of the layoff when they swept the top spots at their first Northwest Suburban Conference meet of the year at Trollhaugen on Thursday, January 9.
On the boys side, Augie Brown and Jamie Mower finished one-two and Zach Hennen tucked into the top five in fourth place overall.
Brown had the top run on both courses, with his red course time of 26.18 seconds and an equally impressive 26.20 second run on the blue course.
Mower actually tied Brown on the blue course, registering a time of 26.20 seconds. His red course run was second best behind Brown in 26.30 seconds. Only 12 hundredths of a second separated the two.
Hennen had the fourth best time (27.55 seconds) on the red course and fifth best (27.61 seconds) on the blue course.
Mike Frischmon earned a top 10 finish in ninth place, Will Hennen finished in 14th, Gavin Bodin came in 17th and Andrew Johnsen rounded out the varsity scoring for CL with a 33rd place finish.
All the high places gave Chisago Lakes 627 team points, beating second place Andover by 75 points.
The girls had an even bigger gap in their win on the same courses. They tallied 611 points as a team while the Huskies of Andover also came in second place on that side, and they had 531 points.
The ‘Cats were led by Sophie Janzig and her third place finish. Her blue run was a bit faster than her red run, but she came in third place on one and second in the other to give her the high finish.
Megan Cartier came in fifth place overall with two top six finishes (31.76 seconds and 26/30 seconds), and Megan Adams also grabbed 10th place for the ‘Cats with a combined time of 59.75 seconds.
Kaylee Peterson came in 13th, Maren Dahl in 19th, Lauryn Lundberg finished in 20th and Annah Mellum capped off CL’s varsity scoring with a 26th place finish for the ‘Cats.
NWSC Meet - Trollhaugen
The ‘Cats went only a week between meets this time, and they were right back at it at Trollhaugen on Thursday, January 16.
Both teams equaled their feats from the week prior, with both teams winning handily. The boys swept gold, silver and bronze this time, with Brown winning first place, Mower coming in second and Zach Hennen boosting up to third place.
Jack LeTourneau made a big splash in this one, finishing in seventh place for CL. Bodin came in 10th, Frischmon in 11th and Will Hennen in 21st place, giving the Wildcats 652 points.
Blaine was their closest competitor and the Bengals only scored 586 points.
For the girls, Janzig got disqualified on her red run after putting up the top result on blue course, but the rest of the girls picked up the slack to lead CL to a first place finish.
Cartier finished in sixth place with a time of 1:00.48. Adams came in 10th place, Peterson in 12th, Mellum in 15th, Elsa Dahl in 19, Anya Nephew in 23rd and Maren Dahl in 39th.
Their ability to stay consistent, despite their leader being DQ’d, was a testament to the mental sharpness and preparation of the girls team.
They tallied 583 points, still besting second place Blaine by almost 60 points.
“Both meets were great results for Chisago Lakes,” Assistant Coach Su Leslie said. “We had some mental errors and some frustrations, but we came out on top. Congratulations to all of our skiers for their great races!”