INDIANA JONES rolls through a giant slalom gate at Ragged Mountain on Jan. 11. Joshua Spaulding. (click for larger version)
January 14, 2013DANBURY — The Prospect Mountain alpine ski team went up against some of the perennial powers in Division III and came away with some great finishes on the girls' side, while the boys found themselves a bit further back in the pack.
The Timber Wolves traveled to Danbury for a meet at Ragged Mountain, with Division III powers Bow, Bishop Brady and Gilford all in attendance, as well as Belmont, Hillsboro-Deering, White Mountains, Laconia and Trinity. Newfound played host to the meet.
The skiers did two runs of giant slalom in the morning and returned to the slopes for two more runs of giant slalom in the afternoon.
For the morning runs, the Prospect girls skied to a tie for second place with Bishop Brady, as both teams picked up 355 points, finishing behind Bow.
The Timber Wolves were led by Indiana Jones, who rocketed her way to a first place finish overall in a combined time of 1:10.6.
Angela Tidd was second for the Timber Wolves and finished in eighth place overall in a time of 1:14.71, while Haley Dame gave the Prospect girls three skiers in the top 10 with her 10th place finish in 1:15.17.
Jamie Fogell rounded out the scoring for the Timber Wolves in the morning runs, as she placed 40th in a time of 1:31.24.
Kristen Parker also completed both runs for Prospect, finishing 55th in a time of 1:43.19.
The Timber Wolf girls skied to third in the afternoon two runs, finishing with 360 points, while Bow took the win and Bishop Brady finished in second.
Jones was again the top Timber Wolf skier, as she took second place overall in a time of 1:11.47.
Tidd came home second for Prospect and sixth overall, finishing with a combined time of 1:13.28, while Dame was again the third Prospect skier in a time of 1:14.64 for ninth place.
Fogell rounded out the scoring for the afternoon runs, finishing in a time of 1:30.26 for 37th place.
Parker was 52nd in 1:42.23 and Catalina Piotrowski was 61st in 2:03.91.
On the boys' side of things, for the morning two runs, the Timber Wolves placed eighth overall, while Bow and Bishop Brady took the top two spots.
Tom Pasquariello led the way for Prospect in the morning runs, finishing with a combined time of 1:20.54 for 35th place.
Tim Scahill was the second Timber Wolf, placing 37th in a time of 1:20.75, while Riley McGrath skied to 57th in 1:29.34 to finish third among the Timber Wolf athletes.
Tucker MacLaughlin rounded out the scoring for Prospect with a 58th place finish in a time of 1:29.81.
Gary Stearns was 74th in 1:40.93, Drew Ingoldsby was 75th in 1:42.52, Jared Cowing was 80th in 1:51.28 and Christian Parenteau was 82nd in 2:18.4.
The Timber Wolf boys were again eighth in the afternoon runs, with Bow and Gilford taking the top two spots.
Scahill was the top Prospect boy in the afternoon runs, finishing in 34th place in a time of 1:21.45.
Pasquariello finished second among the Timber Wolves with his 41st place finish in 1:23.5, while MacLaughlin was third in 1:29.07 for 55th place.
McGrath rounded out the scoring for Prospect with a 58th place finish in 1:31.96.
Ingoldsby was 71st in 1:42.76, Stearns was 75th in 1:45.61 and Cowing was 78th in 1:52.71 to round out the field of Timber Wolves.
Prospect is slated to compete on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Newport (Sunapee) at 10 a.m. and on Thursday, Jan. 24, at Belmont (Gunstock) at 1 p.m.
Joshua Spaulding can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 569-3126