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Kalled, Jones lead Knight alpine boys

Kingswood boys come home eighth at State Meet

by Joshua Spaulding
Sports Editor - Granite State News, Carroll County Independent, Meredith News, Gilford Steamer, Winnisquam Echo, Plymouth Record-Enterprise and Baysider

ALEC KALLED tears through a giant slalom gate during State Meet action Feb. 16. Joshua Spaulding. (click for larger version)
February 20, 2012
WATERVILLE VALLEY — The Kingswood alpine boys came home with some solid results in the final meet of the season.

The boys traveled to Waterville Valley on Thursday, Feb. 16, for the Division II State Meet, where they competed against skiers from around the state.

The day started with the giant slalom, as the Knights took to the course for two runs in the morning.

Alec Kalled led the way for the Kingswood boys, as he finished in 14th place overall, registering a combined time of 64.28 seconds.

Peter Gibson was second for Kingswood, as he skied to 36th place in a time of 70.12 and Sam Mason finished 43rd overall to register as the third Kingswood scorer. He put up a time of 72.19 seconds.

Tyler Mills was the final scorer for the Knights, as he came home in 73.96 seconds, which placed him 49th overall.

Erik Fredrickson finished 55th overall in 76.08 seconds and after having a very strong first run, Tucker Jones fell in his second run and finished 69th overall in a time of 87.46 seconds.

For the morning, Kingswood finished seventh overall, edging out Lebanon by a pair.

The afternoon slalom saw Jones bounce back in fine fashion, as he raced to eighth overall in a time of 63.25 seconds.

Kalled had trouble in his first run and had to hike but did come back with a strong second run and still finished as Kingswood's second scorer with a time of 73.55 seconds, which placed him 30th overall.

Gibson was the third Kingswood skier, putting up a time of 74.32 seconds for 33rd place overall and Mason was the final scorer for Kingswood, as he finished 45th in 81.21 seconds.

Mills finished 56th in 87.5 seconds and Fredrickson was 71st in 108.98 seconds after a fall in his second run.

The Knights finished tied for seventh in the afternoon slalom, just five points out of sixth place.

Overall, the Knights finished eighth with a total of 579 points, just seven points behind Lebanon and easily outpacing Souhegan.

With his top-10 performance in the slalom, Jones earned himself a bid to the Meet of Champions, which will take place on Wednesday, March 7, at Cannon Mountain in Franconia.

Joshua Spaulding can be reached at sportsgsn@salmonpress.com or 569-3126

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