Racers attack slalom course at Mt. Hood Meadows

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Noah Lovgren

Coach Robin Chapin holds on to Asa Miller before Miller begins a slalom run at Mt. Hood Meadows Jan. 24.

Skiers competed through misty weather in a Three Rivers League slalom race at Mt. Hood Meadows  on Jan. 24.

“Despite spring-like snow, we did quite well,” said parent Mark Lovgren, who sat as a gatekeeper in the rain on Saturday morning before the sun became visible by afternoon. Conner Nelson placed 8th for Lincoln with a time of 56.93 seconds for varsity boys, with Will Elliott placing 20th for JV boys.

Natalie Waldram was a repeat winner with a time of 54.3 seconds, and Italian exchange student Carolina Maienza was right behind her at 54.67 seconds for second place. Lincoln also took places 9-12 for girls JV and varsity (the two levels are placed in the same standings).

The heavy snow that hit the Northeast has not blessed Mt. Hood ski-lovers, as they  once again faced  “a disappointing ski experience,” said freshman Asa Miller. “I personally didn’t like this race, because of where it was (Easy Rider), and the snow was warm and soft.”

The next Three Rivers competition will take place at Mt. Hood Meadows as a slalom race on the Easy Rider chairlift on Jan. 31.

 

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