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Raiders ski to second at D3 State Meet

by Bob Martin
Sports Reporter - Gilford Steamer, WInnisquam Echo, Meredith News

The Belmont boys' alpine ski team was the runner up in the Division 3 state championship last week. Courtesy Photo. (click for larger version)
February 21, 2018
SUNAPEE — The Belmont boys' alpine ski team was a runner up in last week's state championship at Sunapee Mountain, with the girls' team placing sixth.

The boys' race was won by Bow with a score of 744. Belmont had a score of 717 for second place and this included a second place finish in slalom and third place finish in giant slalom.

In the giant slalom, the boys' team was led by Nolan Gagnon's second place finish with a time of 1:08.71. Lars Major skied to a 10th place finish with a time of 1:11.93. Mitchell Berry was 16th in the race with a time of 1:14.16, while Jake Deware placed 20th with a time of 1:15.77.

In slalom, Lars Major led the Red Raiders with a fourth place finish and a time of 1:01.65. Deware was 13th with a time of 1:08.19, and Gagnon skied to a 15th place finish with a time of 1:10.44. Berry was 17th with a time of 1:12.14.

For the girls' in giant slalom, Katie Gagnon had a fantastic day with a combined time of 1:11.90. Abby Camire placed 16th with a time of 1:122.57 and her sister Becca Camire placed 18th with a time of 1:23.06. Keegan Berry rounded out the scoring with a time of 1:29.17, good for 24th.

The girls' team placed seventh in the slalom and were led by Becca Camire's 16th place finish, with a time of 1:23.46. Gagnon was 21st with a time of 1:33.79 and Julie Valengavich was 34th with a time of 1:52.80.

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