Busy week for alpine ski team2/5/09

Going downhill may not be good from an economic sense, but for the Champlain Valley Union High ski team it is just the thing, and this week the Redhawks will be doing plenty of it.


    Courtesy photo by Kathy Bresee
Cody Putre, a freshman at Champlain Valley Union High, races at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl on Sunday. Putre finished in ninth place.

The CVU mountain tamers will be at Bolton Valley Resort for a meet on Thursday, with Burlington High as the host. They will then participate Friday and Saturday in the Essex Invitational at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

The Red and White skiers took seconds in both the boys and girls divisions in a recent, seven-team giant slalom at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl. The girls were nipped by a single, solitary point, 37-38 by Harwood Union High. Cassie Smith led the Redhawks with a fifth place finish.

Sam Darling of CVU came within an eyelash of a victory among the boys, finishing just two-tenths of a second behind Ian Anderson of Stowe, who posted a winning time of 1:44.44. Cody Putre of CVU joined Darling in the top 10, taking ninth.

Stowe won the boys team crown by 23-31 over the Hawks.

— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent