Hello from Craftsbury! If you have a strong desire to remember what mid-November feels like, come up to northern Vermont - it's been a little chilly here lately. : ) The weather hasn't slowed this group down though and REG has been going really well. This morning we had the uphill run test up Mt. Elmore and SMS was well represented with some awesome results, led by alum/future Middlebury freshman Issy Pelletier who was the top junior girl. Pictures from the run were taken at the very end on a steep pitch with about 100m to go - a few people definitely had their pain face going on. Full results on FasterSkier (click here). More photos on the SMS Nordic Facebook page (click here).
Hallie was 1:07 behind Issy to finish as the second junior girl.
Gavin McEwen (little brother to Hamish).
Future SMS PG Jordan Fields ripped it up with the second fastest junior time and third fastest time overall.
Future SMS junior Jack Elder was the second J2 to finish today.
Paddy ran a nice race - fourth junior overall, six seconds out of third.
Heather hammering to the top - fourth junior overall, two seconds out of third.
Koby ran well - fifth J2 and hot on the heels of his fellow J2 buddies.
Hamish - 12th junior - in the last minute of his race.
Gino snuck by me, but here he is coming down from the top. Gino was the 10th junior boy.
Alum/CGRP athlete Pat O'Brien was the 9th overall male.
Hallie & Issy head down from the top.
Future SMS winter termer Erik Lindahl gave the race two thumbs up!
Tonight we hit up the local mini-golf course for 18 holes and some ice cream. We've got a nice big SMS crew here - nine athletes!
The REG crew.
Yesterday the J2 REG crew arrived and headed out for a 90 minute double pole on some scenic roads around Craftsbury - Koby & Jack lead the boys pack back home.
The J2 REG team (missing Zoe Snow & Ben Hegman)! SMS skiers Jack (tallest one w/ helmet) and Koby (fourth from right) in the middle.