Steamboat girls skiing jumps to 2nd at state

Sailors girls finish strong with 605 points; boys finish 4th overall with 563 points

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Results

■ Girls skate-skiing results

1. Samantha Berggren, Middle Park, 17:14.8

2. Katie Scruggs, Vail Mountain, 17:26.1

3. Hannah Hardenbergh, Vail Mountain, 17:27.6

14. Dominique Powers, Steamboat Springs High School, 18:52.7

17. Linnea Dixson, SSHS, 19:26.1

20. Eva Lambeck, SSHS, 19:46.3

28. Martha Anderson, SSHS, 20:24.8

31. Sarah White, SSHS, 20:59.4

33. Hannah Barkey SSHS, 21:10.7

34. Mallory Hoots, SSHS 21:24.0

■ Boys skate skiing results

1. Tucker McCrerey, Summit, 14:19.4

2. Cal Deline, Vail Mountain, 14:21.6

3. Keegan Swirbul, Aspen, 14:21.7

21. Jack Burger, SSHS, 16:24.7

26. Wilber Ranieri, SSHS, 16:57.7

28. Peter White, SSHS, 17:02.5

37. Dane Dixson, SSHS, 17:29.3

■ Girls slalom skiing results

1. Dayna Larsen, Nederland, 1:19.28

2. Miranda Sheeley, Summit, 1:19.51

3. Eva Spaeh, Vail Mountain, 1:20.30

4. Sarah White, SSHS, 1:21.63

6. Megan Rosa, SSHS, 1:25.19

8. Suzanne Lyon, SSHS, 1:25.78

10. Linnea Dixson, SSHS, 1:26.93

19. Marnie Buckley, SSHS, 1:31.87

21. Mallory Hoots, SSHS, 1:32.85

24. Rachel Grubbs, SSHS, 1:33.37

47. Martha Anderson, SSHS, 1:51.41

■ Boys slalom skiing results

1. Micah Evonitz, Aspen, 1:16.12

2. Danny Graebel, Evergreen, 1:17.42

3. Jeffrey Gay, SSHS, 1:17.82

12. Eric Samuelson, SSHS, 1:25.78

17. Peter White, SSHS, 1:27.49

21. Dane Dixson, SSHS, 1:29.69

33. Matthew Dennis, SSHS, 1:52.53

— The Steamboat Springs High School girls skiing team rebounded with a strong second day at the state-skiing meet in Aspen.

The girls were good in both the Nordic skate-skiing portion and the slalom Alpine race and jumped up for a second-place overall finish, just behind Aspen.

Steamboat’s boys were fourth overall.

“We really made up some ground on the girls side, and that was the highlight of the day,” Sailors Nordic skiing coach Emily Lovett said. “We thought maybe if everything came together in an ideal way, we might be able to take the top spot, and in the end we weren’t too far away from it. I was certainly pleased with where we ended up, and the kids were, too.”

Steamboat finished with 605 points to Aspen’s 614. Summit was third with 602.

The Sailors boys had 563 points, behind state champ Summit with 668, runner-up Aspen with 653 and third-place Battle Mountain with 598.

A stellar performance in the slalom helped lift the Steamboat girls. They finished second in the event, behind Evergreen. Sarah White ended with the fourth-best time, Megan Rosa was sixth, Suzanne Lyon was eighth, and Linnea Dixson was 10th.

Steamboat’s boys were paced by Jeffrey Gay’s third-place finish. Eric Samuelson was 12th. The team was fourth overall in the event.

Steamboat’s girls were fourth in the skate skiing race. Domin­­­ique Powers was the top Sailor at 14th. Dixson was 17th, and Eva Lambeck finished 20th.

The boys were fifth in the Nordic race, led by Jack Burger in 21st.

Steamboat just missed bringing home the skimeister award, which goes to the best athlete from the Nordic and Alpine disciplines. Dixson was second, Sarah White third, Martha Anderson fourth and Mallory Hoots fifth.

Peter White was fourth on the boys side, and Dane Dixson was fifth.

“We were super proud of our kids,” Lovett said. “They fought hard from start to finish and had a lot of spirit. It really was the team camaraderie that helped us be up there in the results.”

— To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253 or e-mail jreichenberger@SteamboatToday.com

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