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Steamboat Springs High School cross country ski team competes in Aspen

Steamboat Springs High School skier Wyatt Mortenson races uphill on Saturday, Feb. 2 in Aspen.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs High School Nordic ski team competed in a 5-kilometer classic ski race hosted by Aspen Valley High School on Saturday.

RESULTS

Girls Team Results
1 Aspen 165
1 Battle Mt. 165
3 Summit 163
5 Steamboat 133

Girls Individual Results
1 TAI-LEE SMITH, Summit
2 EMMA BARSNESS, Aspen
3 KATE OLDHAM Colorado Rocky Mountain
14 WINTER BOESE, Steamboat Springs
23 ZOE BENNETT-MANKE, SSHS
25 MAGGI CONGDON, SSHS
35 MARGARET REDFERN, SSHS
41 MACAYLA SCHEIDT, SSHS
43 CATCHER WEYNAND, SSHS
46 ANNE HAGER, SSHS
53 MARIPOSA SKOV, SSHS
62 CLAIRE TRAVERSE, SSHS
73 SHILO LOTTES, SSHS
76 KENDRA SOLLARS, SSHS 

Boys Team Results
1 Aspen 170
2 Summit 165
3 Durango 152
6 Steamboat 128

Boys Individual Results
1 CAMERON WOLFE Vail Mountain School
2 EVERETT OLSON, ASP
3 PETER HAYNES, SUM
10 WYATT MORTENSON, SSHS
35 CHASE WEYNAND, SSHS
51 GABRIEL RABANAL, SSHS
52 QUINN WELLMAN, SSHS
53 MITCHELL MEISSNER, SSHS
78 MAX HAMILTON, SSHS
82 JEREMIAH KELLEY, SSHS
85 ELY CARIVEAU, SSHS
100 JACK CASHEN, SSHS
115 ROBERT RUSHER III, SSHS
119 WILL COWMAN, SSHS 

Clear, sunny skis and warm temperatures created difficult waxing conditions. With nearly every ski team in the state in attendance, the Sailors had some of the fastest skis of the day.

Wyatt Mortenson led the boys team to a sixth place overall finish by scoring a top-10 finish in a stacked field.

“Wyatt is doing his best skiing of the season right now and has positioned himself well for the end of the regular season and upcoming state championships,” head coach Jesse Wilkins said. 

The girls were led by Winter Boese, Zoe Bennett-Manke and Maggi Congdon.

Boese finished in 14th, Bennett-Manke claimed 23rd, and Congdon finished in 25th to help lead the Sailors to a fifth-place overall team finish.

“Winter has been dealing with a painful shin injury most of the season, but still continues to ski well,” Wilkins said. “Zoe and Maggi are both in their second seasons on the team and have continuously improved throughout those two seasons.”

The Sailors look to finish out their regular season with their only home race of the season Saturday.

The Sailors will host the entire Colorado High School Athletic Association ski league in a 5k Skate ski race at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center. 

The Sailor girls are currently No. 3 in the state in skate skiing. The top three teams in the state earn a CHSAA Ski League award at the end of the season, so the girls are looking to hold onto or improve their current standing.

To reach Leah Vann, call 970-871-4253, email lvann@SteamboatPilot.com or follow her on Twitter @LVann_Sports


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