CONWAY — It may have been chilly on the slopes at Cranmore Resort on Friday but the Kennett High girls’ alpine team remained red-hot as they again swept the podium in the slalom and GS races to take team honors. The KHS boys were second on the day to a solid Bow squad.
Individually, Kennett senior Connor Glavin continued his winning ways by skiing away from the field to win the GS and the slalom races. Mackenzie Carr won the giant slalom to lead the Eagles, while teammate Amy Burton captured first in the slalom in the afternoon.
Temperatures were a brisk 6 degrees with a RealFeel temperature of minus 3 at the start of the GS on the Eagles’ home mountain in North Conway.
Coach Laurel Zengilowski said the Eagles skied well.
The girls from Conway won the slalom with a perfect score of 394, while rival Kingswood was second with 366 points, followed by Bow, 356; Pembroke Academy, 337, while Gorham, Moultonborough and Merrimack Valley did not have the necessary four skiers finish in order to post a team score.
Burton topped 42 other skiers to win the slalom in 1:20.93. She had the fastest first run — 40.25 — while teammate Eva Drummond, who was eighth overall, had the fastest second run in 38.83. Teammates Ashley Garside and Skyler Sayers joined Burton on the podium, finishing second and third, respectively, in 1:22.65 and 1:24.17.
Right behind in fourth was fellow Eagle Carli Krebs, 1:25.29, followed by Morgan Car, sixth, 1:27.23; Drummond, eighth, 1:30.33; Ceilli Mahoney, 17th, 1:43.82; Katie Brooks, 19th, 1:45.26; Sierra Abrams, 21st, 1:46.44; Addy Nelson, 22nd, 1:47.47; Autumn Sanphy, 29th, 1:58.70; and Grace Ward, 31st, 1:59.43.
For the boys in slalom, Bow placed four boys in the top 8 to edge Kennett for team honors with 382 points. The Eagles had four boys in the top 13 for a team score of 375. Gotham was third with 361 points, followed by Kingswood, 348; Pembroke, 344; and Moultonborough, 314.
Glavin beat 49 other skiers, winning the race by almost 4 seconds in 1:09.66. He had the fastest two runs (34.67 and 34.99).
Glavin was joined on the podium by Bow’s Patrick Wachsmuth and Ben Harmon of Gorham, who were second and third, respectively, in 1:13.54 and 1:14.59.
Other Eagles to finish included Bobby Graustein, sixth, 1:20.07; Henry Moneypenny, 10th, 1:24.55; Connor West, 13th, 1:25.83; Bridger Viger, 17th, 1:30.57; Gabe Mohla, 18th, 1:31.79; Brandyn Nault, 19th, 1:32.63; Garrison Phaneuf, 23rd, 1:35.60; Ansel Barclay, 24th, 1:36.34; Reed Karnopp, 28th, 1:41.05; Ethan Nemeth, 31st, 1:45.36; and Julian Brochu, 35th, 1:50.34.
In GS, the boys from Bow took team honors by placing four skiers in the top 10 to score 385 points. Kennett was second with 376 points followed by Kingswood, 361; Gorham, 346; Pembroke, 340; and Moultonborough, 316.
Glavin posted the fastest runs (23.41 and 23.50) for a two-run combined total of 46:91.
Bow’s Patrick and Connor Wachsmuth were second and third overall in 48.81 and 48.95.
Graustein was once again the second Kennett finisher, placing sixth in 49.90. He was followed by West, ninth, 50.50; Karnopp, 12th, 51.08; Moneypenny, 13th, 51.09; Viger, 17th, 52.07; Nault, 25th, 53.91; Nemeth, 28th, 54.07; and Brochu, 37th, 59.63; Matt Knorpp, 46th, 1:14.28; and Barclay, 47th, 1:25.28.
The KHS girls posted another perfect score of 394 to top Bow, 358; Kingswood, 357; Pembroke, 342, while Gorham, Moultonborough and Merrimack Valley did not have the necessary four skiers finish in order to post a team score..
Mackenzie Carr had the fastest two runs (24.29 ad 24.46) to win in 48.75. Drummond and Garside tied for second in 49.66.
Garside was fourth in 49.97, followed by teammates Morgan Carr, fifth, 51.01; Burton, sixth, 52.27; Shannon Abrams, eighth, 52.43; Nelson, ninth, 52.84; Krebs, 11th, 52.96; Sierra Abrams, 15th, 55.28; Irish, 19th, 56.12; Brooks, 21st, 56.41; Sanphy, 25th, 59.45; Mahoney, 26th, 1:00.19; and Ward, 32nd, 1:04.09.
Kennett is scheduled back on the race hill on Friday when travels to Waterville Valley for 9:30 a.m. meet hosted by Plymouth.