Steamboat Springs High School skiing results
Alpine team: Giant slalom
7. Suzanne Lyon
15. Marnie Buckley
17. McKenzie Millard
33. Maria Hoots
35. Anna Woodfield
DNF Ali Pougiales
4. Peter White
7. Andreas Foulk
9. Dane Dixson
17. Danny Kramer
19. Matt White
34. Rick Walters
Nordic team: 5-kilometer freestyle individual start
7. Meg O’Connell
14. Gabriel Bohlmann
19. Lesley Myller
23. Sabina Berend
27. Lindsey Adler
28. Ali Pougiales
35. Eliza Leeson
44. Olivia Rose
22. Peter White
28. Tait Dixson
35. Dane Dixson
42. Matthew White
51. Tristan Arnis
Results are unofficial.
Steamboat Springs Steamboat Springs High School skier Peter White figured the hard part was over.
The junior has strived to win the Skimeister competition for the past two years. The competition that combines Alpine and Nordic doesn’t include state results, so White, who will find out Friday whether he won the Skimeister, decided that with his main goal behind him, Thursday’s giant slalom event in Winter Park was going to be fun.
White led the boys Alpine team, finishing just off the podium in fourth place. Andreas Foulk was seventh and Dane Dixson was ninth, putting the boys in second place.
“State doesn’t have any effect on your Skimeister,” White said. “I didn’t have to worry about finishing. You could just try and ski as fast as you could.”
With a longer-than-usual course and blowing snow, the conditions weren’t ideal. The course started to get bumps, causing havoc and leading to plenty of DNFs.
Take Ali Pougiales, who was in seventh after her first run and in position to make a move to the podium. But halfway through her second run, Pougiales’ ski came off and ended her day.
Suzanne Lyon paced the Sailors with a seventh-place finish. Marnie Buckley was 15th, and McKenzie Millard was 17th.
“It was a pretty good day,” coach Jim Winn said. “Slalom is our strongest event by far. But I’m pretty darn happy with how things finished up” Thursday.
The team continues action Friday with a slalom event. Throughout the year, Steamboat has dominated the slalom.
Nordic team skis well
Despite continually changing conditions, the Steamboat Springs High School Nordic team produced some good results Thursday at the opening day of the Colorado State Skiing Championships.
Competing in a 5-kilometer freestyle individual start at Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center, skiers had to battle varying conditions throughout the day.
The snow was warm, and blowing snow made finding the right wax a chore.
“Everyone had to deal with it,” coach Emily Lovett said. “We feel like it’s a challenge, but everyone is dealing with it.”
Meg O’Connell paced the Sailors with a seventh-place finish. Gabriel Bohlmann was 14th, Lesley Myller was 19th and Sabina Berend was 23rd.
“I couldn’t have asked for more of an effort,” Lovett said. “The gals did a phenomenal job.”
In a competitive boys field, Peter White led the Sailors with a 22nd-place finish. Tait Dixson was 28th, and Dane Dixson was 35th.
The event continues Friday with a 5-kilometer classic mass-start event.
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