Nordic skiers enjoy rivalry against Mount Mansfield Union1/29/09

Jan. 29, 2009

In an eight team meet at Sleepy Hollow in Huntington on Tuesday, the Champlain Valley Union High Nordic teams continued their rivalry with Mount Mansfield Union High.


    Observer photo by Ben Sarle
Skiers from Champlain Valley Union High’s Nordic ski team line up at the start of Tuesday’s race, held at Sleepy Hollow in Huntington.


    Observer photo by Ben Sarle
Nordic skiers push off from the start line in Tuesday’s girls race.

The boys finished second to Mount Mansfield, but John Dixon won the division by 29 seconds over Peter Hegman of MMU. Sam Hughes finished eighth.

The girls won their division 13-51 over Mount Mansfield. Danika Frisbie won the meet with teammate Molly Hebert second and Johanna Fehrs fourth, Abby Stoner sixth and Virginia Farley eighth.

In a 12-school meet last weekend at the Ethan Allen Biathlon Center, the Redhawks’ girls Nordic team captured a victory, while Dixon continued to give the boys team a top two finish.

The girls, led by winner Frisbie and third place finisher Fehrs, took first place honors 25-49 over the runner-up host, Mount Mansfield Union High. Stoner also hit the top 10, taking ninth place.

Dixon came in second in the boys division, 5 seconds behind winner MMU’s Hegman (20:20).

The Cougars swept the following four places to take the team triumph, 13-70 over the second place Redhawks.

— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent