Giant slalom success leads CVU to skiing victory (2/11/10)

With district and state meets coming up soon, the Champlain Valley Union High alpine ski team scored a combined victory in the 11-team (plus independents), two-day Essex High Carnival last weekend at Smugglers’ Notch Resort in Jeffersonville.


    Courtesy photo by Kathy Bresee
Taylor Spillane races downhill during the Essex High Carnival over the weekend. Spillane won the giant slalom, helping lead Champlain Valley Union High’s alpine ski team to a combined victory at the carnival. For more pictures, see the ‘Web Exclusive Photos.’

Taylor Spillane led a solid team effort by winning the giant slalom. Mates Abby Owen (7th) plus Erika (8th) and Miki Gobeille (9th) joined Spillane among the top 10 finishers.

Cody Putre took second in the boys’ giant slalom, less than a second behind winner Ian Anderson of Stowe High.

Warren Colomb was 10th in GS while Colden Golann took fifth in the slalom and Putre was ninth.

CVU finished with 162 team points to 178 for runner-up St. Johnsbury Academy.


—Mal Boright, Observer correspondent