Monday, March 4th
STOWE, VT - Mount Mansfield used talent at the top and impressive depth to win a third straight girls alpine state championship Monday at Stowe.
MMU senior Ali Chivers swept the individule honors, winning the giant slalom by just seven tenths of a second over CVU's Emma Putre, and lapping the field by over three seconds in the slalom to lead the Cougars.
Burr & Burton had good performances with Katie Bourque finishing third in the GS and Sanderson Kemp coming in second in the slalom.
Woodstock had depth. Three Wasps in the top eleven in the GS, two in the top 14 in slalom. Jocelyn Werle led the way for Woodstock, finishing sixth in the giant slalom, seventh in the slalom.
But no one could match the depth of MMU. The Cougars place two more skiers in the top 12 in the GS, the took four of the top five spots in the slalom. Chivers won, Tori Herrington finished third, followed by Karin Rand and Lucy Harrington to lock up the team title. Mount Mansfield finished first with 55 points, Woodstock was second with 82 and Harwood third with 138.
The boys alpine championships are Wednesday at Okemo.
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