Varsity Ski team fights against poor course conditions in their 6th conference race as they head into Regionals

Junior captain Abby McAlindon led the girls varsity ski team placing 5th overall in both the slalom and giant slalom. The boys team had multiple contributors to their overall placing in the two events. Both the girls team and the boys team placed 9th in the giant slalom. In the slalom, the girls placed 6th and the boys placed 9th. This race was the 6th conference race of the season for the Rangers.  

Once again, the warm weather played a factor against the skiers. Due to the weather on Sunday and Monday being over 40 degrees, the course was filled with ruts which created adversity to battle against for the skiers. 

In the giant slalom, Abby came in first for the Rangers with a time of 52.04 seconds. Junior Eden Growney placed second for FHC and 39th overall with a time of 56.61. In third, senior Cakki Mehney’s time was 1:01.42 placing her 47th overall. Abby also led the girls in the slalom with a time of 1:05.73. Eden once again came in second for the Rangers with a time of 1:18.28, placing 24th overall. Cakki placed third for FHC and 38th overall with a time of 1:27.12. 

Sophomore Ben Taylor led the boys in the giant slalom, as he placed 20th overall with a time of 56.28 seconds. Freshman Thomas Carano came in second with a time of 1:01.95, which placed him 42nd overall. With a time of 1:02.46, junior captain Aidan O’Meara finished right behind Thomas placing 46th overall. In the slalom, Thomas placed first for the Rangers and 30th overall with a time of 1:14.31. Aidan O’Meara was once again right behind Thomas placing second for the Rangers. Aidan came in 34th overall with a time of 1:16.01. In third for FHC was sophomore Charley Mehney. Charley placed 40th overall with a time of 1:22.83.

Next, the Rangers head into Regionals on Monday, February 10th at Caberfae. 

“Anything can happen at Regionals,” Head coach Thomas Sabin said. “Both teams are looking forward to entering this year’s races as underdogs.”