NEPSAC Alpine Slalom Qualifier at Loon Mountain - February 1, 2017

New Hampton School host Brewster Academy, Proctor Academy, Dublin School and Holderness School

Dublin Wildcats headed to Loon Mountain for a final slalom qualifier and found speed.
On the girls side - Sydney Caulder of Holderness finished first, followed by Shayla Meehan, Brewster  and Caroline Ferra, Holderness.

 Pre-race course inspection.

Pre-race course inspection.

Dublin teammates Laura Coffin (Keene, NH) and Caitlin Hegarty (Durham, NH) found two solid slalom runs for fifteenth and sixteenth respectively with Grace Stone (Greenwich, NY) coming in twenty-fourth. Freshman Mya Kerwin (Hancock, NH) was second first run, but had bad luck on her second run for a DNF.

 On the boys side- Dexter Hanson of Brewster finished first, followed by Geoffrey West, Holderness and Max McDonald, Brewster third.

Dublin Boys - Sean Brown (Hampton Falls, NH) dialed in two runs to finish in seventh, beating his prior week finish of eighth despite facing more competitors. Silas Howe (Amherst, NH), experienced a little bad luck in his first run, but pulled off a fifteenth anyway. The rest of the Dublin team included Nick Runyon (Peterborough, NH)
 twenty-first, Will Boot (Larchmont, NY) twenty-sixth and Henry Luettgen (Winchester, MA) twenty-seventh. Reed Brencher - DNF;Peter Spang- DNS.

The real story is that the Dublin Ski team is learning skills, skiing fast and taking chances to win. Loon Mountain might have taken a toll on some, but others skied both runs well for a scored finish. That’s ski racing: Finishes, DNFs and Wins.

The first Slalom finals are next week at Proctor Academy 2-8-16.

Dublin School

Dublin School, Schoolhouse Rd, Dublin, NH, 03444, United States