|Skiing - Varsity Giant Slalom|
|Date:||January 10, 2018|
The Trinity-Pawling Ski Racing team ventured north into the Berkshires for their season opener, a Giant Slalom to be contested on the Main Street slope at Ski Butternut. Clear skies and temperatures hovering just above freezing created a tacky surface underfoot. Seventeen turns over a 470 meter course would decide the racers’ placings for the afternoon. Squads from Salisbury, Forman, Trinity-Pawling, and Berkshire would contest the event.
Team Captain Ben Verdesi ’18 lead the PRIDE, skiing two consistent runs to finish with the 17th-fastest combined time. Newcomer to the team Griffin Fluehr ’20 was T-P’s second fastest finisher, gaining confidence that lead to a second run more than 1.5 seconds faster than his first over the same course. Ryan Kane ’21 also debuted for the PRIDE, gaining valuable experience for the future. Christopher Devanny ’21 and Joe Perettine ’18 were joined by Harrison Salisbury ’20 to finish out the scoring places. Berkshire’s boys team took the afternoon, followed by Salisbury, Forman, and Berkshire’s girls; the latter a single point behind third place. Trinity-Pawling came fifth.
T-P’s skiers will return to action on Wednesday, January 17th at Catamount Ski Area the first slalom of the year.