Greenwich boys and girls ski team resumes action with two key meets

The Greenwich High School ski team headed back to Mount Southington twice this past week and fared well.

On  Thursday. the Lady Cardinals finished the day .500, beating Branford and Guilford High Schools, while losing to Fairfield and Joel Barlow.On the boys side, Greenwich dominated the competition during Thursday’s meet, going 4-1 on the day. They beat Branford, Joel Barlow, Danbury and Guilford. Their only loss was to Fairfield.

A day earlier, the Cardinals were once again on the slopes and the girls team once again had a strong outing, going 2-1 on the day. They came up victorious against Cheshire and Hand high schools. On the boys side, they finished the day 1-2, beating Hand High School, but losing to Wilton and Cheshire high school.

During Thursday’s competition, the Greenwich High girls team had two finishers claim a spot in the top 20. Lesley Nolan was Big Red’s top finisher, grabbing an 18th place combined time of 49.02 seconds. Not to be outdone was Kristin Sitraz, who finished 20th overall with a combined time of 49.13.

Sydney Powers finished 26th overall had finished with a combined time of 50.08, while Sydney Cole wasn’t far behind, crossing the finish line with a time of 50.17. Teammates Brittany Loveless (50.52) and Meg Robinson (50.70) finished 31st and 32nd, respectively, while Kara Gallagher took home 34th overall with a combined time of 50.71.

The GHS girls had two finishers round out the top 50, as Sabrina Piersol took 41st overall with a combined time of 53.20 and teammate Isabella Pehrson grabbed 45th overall with a time of 55.25.

The Greenwich boys team had some stellar times during Thursday’s meet as well. Leading the way was Roger Winters, who tied Fairfield’s Harnish Dewar for 17th overall with a combined time of 44.84.  Zach Moran wasn’t far off the pace, taking 26th overall with a time of 45.58. Three spots down was Aidan Rafferty, who finished 29th with a time of 46.02.

Federico Mato cracked the top 50 by finishing the course with a time of 47.20 and that was good enough for 40th overall. Just missing out on the top 50 was Nick Misisco, who finished 51st and netted a time of 49.09. Filip Mark ended his day 53rd overall and netted a time of 49.34.

With the outcome of Thursday’s meet, the GHS girls team currently has a record of 7-3 on the season, while the boys are a 7-6 and need to win one of their last two races of the season in order to get above .500 for the regular season and advance to the state championship meet.

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