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Crooker crushes for ConVal

  • The ConVal Alpine ski team hosted a meet on Thursday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The ConVal Alpine ski team hosted a meet on Thursday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The ConVal Alpine ski team hosted a meet on Thursday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The ConVal Alpine ski team hosted a meet on Thursday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • ConVal’s Marina MacMahon heads for the finish line on Thursday. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • The ConVal Alpine ski team hosted a meet on Thursday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The ConVal Alpine ski team hosted a meet on Thursday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The ConVal Alpine ski team hosted a meet on Thursday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The ConVal Alpine ski team hosted a meet on Thursday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The ConVal Alpine ski team hosted a meet on Thursday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The ConVal Alpine ski team hosted a meet on Thursday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The ConVal Alpine ski team hosted a meet on Thursday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • The ConVal Alpine ski team hosted a meet on Thursday. Staff photo by Ben Conant—



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Monday, January 15, 2018 5:21PM

ConVal freshman Rosie Crooker turned in another top-notch finish on Thursday at Crotched Mountain, continuing an impressive debut season for the Cougars’ Alpine ski team. Crooker finished the GS race course in a combined 1:12.56 for her two runs, just a fraction behind winner Olivia Bennett of Souhegan, who finished in 1:12.05. ConVal’s Jaclyn Clark also cracked the top ten, finishing 8th in 1:15.36.

Crooker has now reached the podium in each of her first two Alpine races, as she was third in December’s season-opening slalom race. She and sophomore Noah Krason are leading the way for ConVal this year.

“Those two are dynamic athletes with go-getter attitudes,” said head coach Holly Wilson.

Krason was left just short of the podium on Thursday, finishing fourth in the boys’ race in 1:10.51.

“After the first run. Noah said he definitely could have been more aggressive,” Wilson said. “That is the beauty of high school racing: you get a second chance on the same course.”

Krason shaved a second off his time on his second attempt.

Windham’s Kuczynski brothers finished 1-2, with Jacob first in 1:08.49 and Matt second in 1:09.22.

ConVal’s Keenan Wilson was 8th in 1:11.25 and Wilton-Lyndeborough’s Ian Van Ham was 9th in 1:11.30.

Also finishing for the ConVal boys were:

Reid Wilson (17th, 1:14.88)

Aiden Hall (18th, 1:15.14)

Alex McCall (30th, 1:21.14)

Cale Skillings (41st, 1:31.84)

Max Heck (49th, 1:36.55)

Andrew Stockwell (50th, 1:37.68)

ConVal’s female finishers included:

Marina MacMahon (26th, 1:22.62)

Anna Gombas (29th, 1:25.62)

Ella Rousseau (42nd, 1:39.63)

Ella Dishong (49th, 1:52.41)

ConVal will return to Crotched Mountain on Thursday, weather permitting.