Monday, December 22, 2008

Trapps JOQ - What a Great Weekend!

What a stellar weekend! CSU arrived at Trapps in force through a snowstorm and these pictures tell the story. Alex takes 1st in Senior women in the 5km freestyle race, Jackson takes 2nd in the J2 sprint and 1st in the 5km freestyle with Eli Hoenig 4th and Neil Garrison 9th. Corey Stock was 7th in the 5km and Hannah Smith 8th. Both Hannah and Eli won the B final of their respective J2 classic sprints for 6th overall. Hilary Rich, now at Stratton, took 5th in the women's sprint. Finally, several CSU grads now skiing in college were there as well to complete the CSU family. Bookended by snowstorms, this was certainly a class event. Even the sprints came off without a hitch!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Weston Practice

It isn't a big patch of snow and it was new, dirt slow manmade, but it was skiing! First day on snow for many so thanks to Weston for getting the local ski season moving from pavement to snow! Jrs. , Masters and future CSUers were all there....

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Corey and Olga at the High School XC Nationals!

CSU Juniors Corey Stock (Lincoln-Sudbury) and Olga
Golovkina (Newton South) traveled with their
respective teams to the High School XC Nationals
in Portland, Oregon last week. Both teams
qualified in the regional meet in NY a week or two
before. Results are below along with a photo I
was able to download from the race website of Olga.

Congratulations to Corey and Olga!

70 Stock, Corey Sudbury XC Club 18:54.9
116 Golovkina, Olga Newton XC Club 19:28.1

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Opening Day - Waterville Valley

One photo from Alex to go with this note that Waterville Valley was very decent today, particularly when you consider how little snow there was driving up there. But the North End snow showers were working their magic on Tripoli Road, Waterville had groomed nice tracks and with light snow falling through much of the day the skiing just got better. Can't complain about hard wax skiing where I had excellent kick and didn't need to go back and rewax for the first day of the year and I didn't croak my arms. CSU Juniors were out in force along with a health supply of coaches and there were smiles all around. It is only going to get better! The season begins!!!