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Eagles sweep field in return to alpine action

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by Joshua Spaulding
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Sports Editor - Salmon Press Newspapers

JONATHAN BROOKS takes a giant slalom gate during action at Cranmore last Friday. Joshua Spaulding. (click for larger version)
January 24, 2018
NORTH CONWAY — After almost a month without a meet, the Kennett alpine team returned to action on Friday, Jan. 19, and knocked off the rust by sweeping a five-school meet at Cranmore Mountain Resort.

The Eagles were joined by Kingswood, Hanover, Oyster River and Gorham for a meet that took place on a different course from normal. The morning giant slalom was delayed twice by injuries that needed medical attention and once by a timing issue.

For the girls in the morning giant slalom, Ashton Coleman skied to the win in 1:24.73.

Evan Drummond was next for Kennett, placing third in 1:29.41 and Mackenzie Carr was fourth in 1:30.08.

Paige Hill rounded out the scoring with a fifth place finish in 1:30.36.

Jordanna Belle-Isle was ninth in 1:32.51, Skyler Sayers was 10th in 1:33.05, Lotte Van Rosendaal was 17th in 1:41.12, Autumn Sanphy was 23rd in 1:44.9, Marra Macmillan was 25th in 1:46.23, Emily Bean was 30th in 1:48.92 and Hannah Marx was 37th in 2:04.26.

Coleman was the top Eagle skier again in the afternoon slalom, though she missed out on the top spot overall, finishing in second place in 1:17.06 behind Gorham's Karyssa Lachance.

Hill skied to third overall in 1:18.38 and Natalie Perry was the third Eagle scorer, finishing in fourth place in 1:19.15.

Carr rounded out the scoring with a time of 1:19.84 for sixth place.

Belle-Isle finished in eighth place in 1:22.97, Drummond took 21st in 1:34.93, Sanphy was 26th in 1:39.14, Sayers was 33rd in 1:45.10, Macmillan took 34th in 1:46.61, Van Rosendaal finished 35th in 1:49.15, Bean was 38th in 1:58.87 and Marx placed 42nd in 2:20.22.

Dylan West led the way for the Eagle boys in the giant slalom, finishing in first place overall in 1:24.24.

Sean Maloney was second overall in 1:24.54, with Chase Lee in third place in 1:25.7.

Jonathan Brooks rounded out the scoring with a fourth place finish in 1:29.55.

Ryley Tinkham skied to fifth in 1:30.13, Alex Nemeth was 19th in 1:39.58, Jamie Cole was 20th in 1:41.72, Julian Brochu placed 25th in 1:49.84, Basil Goodwin was 32nd in 1:57.77 and Robert Graustein was 35th in 2:10.39.

West led the charge again in the slalom, as the Eagles again swept the top five spots.

West finished first overall in 1:07.98.

Connor Glavin skied to second in 1:09.04, followed by Maloney in third place in 1:12.76.

Lee rounded out the scoring with a time of 1:13.97 for fourth place overall.

Brooks was fifth in 1:16.56, Nemeth was 10th in 1:22.14, Tinkham finished 13th in 1:24.16, Cole was 17th in 1:27.04, Graustein was 29th in 1:39.71 and Brochu was 41st in 2:20.23.

The Eagles are scheduled to return to action on Friday, Jan. 27, at King Pine.

Joshua Spaulding can be reached at 279-4516, ext. 155 or josh@salmonpress.news.

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