Gorham High School alpine ski Coach Sherril Tracy, sent along the results of their recently held competition at Loon Mountain, a meet hosted by Lin-Wood and Woodsville, with good snow, very comfortable temperatures and a whopping 10 teams, 145 racers (60 girls, 85 boys), and most of Division IV schools represented.
The format had to be changed because of those large numbers from the scheduled two races to a single two-run giant slalom race.
The Profile girls team (383 points) narrowly beat Lin-Wood (380), with Emerson Bell (Profile, 64.25 seconds) winning the event.
Gorham was limited to only two competitors, Olivia Halle (24th at 76.18 seconds) and Amira Robertson (27th at 77.94 seconds)
Tracy said, “The Gorham boys team struggled with some first race jitters, losing both No. 1 seed Ben Harmon and No. 2 seed Nolan York to falls in the first run.”
Fortunately, Teagan Leclerc picked things up with two solid runs to finish 25th (in 73.42 seconds), followed closely by Lex Mayerson, 27th (75.28 seconds).
Gorham’s eighth-grader, Jake Bartlett, in his first varsity start did very well, coming in at 29th (77.62 seconds), as did Tristan Robertson at 30th (77.72 seconds).
The other Gorham finishers included Josh Godin, 35th (79.14 seconds), eighth-grader Drew Farmer, 38th (80.02 seconds) and Luke Olson, 41st (80.84 seconds).
Boys Team Scores: Profile, 381; Lin-Wood, 370; Derryfield, 368; Sunapee, 354; Littleton, 333; Gorham, 318; Moultonborough, 295; Hillsborough-Deering, 281; Woodsville, 72.
Gorham heads to Cannon/Mittersill on Friday (Jan. 10) for the first slalom event of the season.