Miss Porter's alpine varsity team took 11th place at the Brigham Slalom Championship. Captain Cricket Barnes '19 had two great runs, taking 10th place overall, 6th among girls. Helen LaPointe '22 also had strong runs, and she snagged a 35th place overall, 21st among girls. Mojo Plants '21, Gracie Childs '19, Pia Davis '21, Kyra Donohue '21, Evie Usich '20, and Merritt Hall '19 rounded out the varsity squad. Great work!
Miss Porter's varsity ski team took sixth place overall at yesterday's NEPSAC Alpine Class B Championships at Ski Sundown. Mojo Plants '21 earned medals in both slalom (5th place) and GS (2nd place), and Cricket Barnes '19 earned a medal in GS (10th place). Helen LaPointe '22 raced in both slalom and GS, and Merritt Hall '19 and Tibby Pepper '22 also raced in slalom, with Gracie Childs '19 and Pia Davis '21 rounding out the varsity GS squad. All the skiers had strong, aggressive starts and made deeply carved turns all the way down the mountain. Great job, everyone!
Under gray skies, the Porter's skiers competed against more than 100 opponents at yesterday's Brigham Ski League Grand Slalom championships. Miss Porters came in 11th out of 15 teams, taking 5th our of 6 girls teams.
Mojo Plants '21 delivered another fast ski, coming in 8th overall and 2nd for girls. Captain Cricket Barnes '19 also had two strong runs and came in 24th overall and 9th for the girls! Tibby Pepper '22 also took a top 30 spot among the girls, and Rania Notowidigdo came out to compete in her first varsity GS race of the year! The team was rounded out by Merritt Hall '19, Evie Usich '20, Pia Davis '21, and Helen LaPointe '22.
Miss Porter's varsity and junior varsity teams headed to Ski Sundown on January 23 for their third race of the year. Porter's placed fifth against Taft boys and girls, Loomis boys and girls, Ethel Walker, and Forman, and sophomore Mojo Plants ('21) took a strong 6th overall, and 3rd among all girls! Varsity skier Cricket Barnes '19 took a top 10 place on her first run, with a tougher time on her second run. Helen LaPointe '22 also put in a strong race, placing 19th overall. Gracie Childs '19, Merritt Hall '19, Pia Davis '21, Evelyn Usich '20, and Tibby Pepper '22 rounded out the varsity squad. Sophomore Kyra Donahue ('21) shone in her first ever JV slalom race, taking 1st place over-all! Rania Notowidigo '21 also put in a strong JV run.
On Friday, the Miss Porter's ski team headed to Ski Sundown for the first JV race of the season, against teams from Suffield, Rumsey, Loomis, Taft, Avon, Forman, and the Gunnery. Racer Angela Yuan '21 was Porter's sole JV entrant, and she skied to the finish in her first race of the season. Great job in the slalom, Angela!
The Miss Porter's School ski team had a strong race at Ski Sundown yesterday! The sophomores and seniors returned from their InterMission trips for their first varsity match-up of the year, and they joined the freshmen for a race under sunny, blue skies. The Porter's team skied against Loomis Chaffee's girls' and boys' teams, Ethel Walker, The Gunnery, Suffield's boys' team, and Avon Old Farms, and they took sixth place. Marjorie Plants '21 took 10th place overall, followed by team captain Cricket Barnes '19 in 21st, Gracie Childs '19 in 30th, Helen LaPointe in 34th, and Merritt Hall '19 in 38th. Pia Davis '21, Rania Notowidigdo '21, and Tibby Pepper '22 also skied to the finish! This was the first varsity race of the year for the sophomores and seniors -- way to go!