Harwood’s alpine team won their home event for the second year in a row led by strong finishes by both the boys’ and girls’ teams.
The event held at Mad River Glen on Friday, February 9, took a slightly different form than most races do. The event was set up as a dual, where all competitors took one run on the red course and one on the blue course; then the top 16 in each gender move on to the shootout.
The shootout is set up as a bracket so the winner will end up taking eight runs. Two Harwood athletes ended up going the distance.
Connor Woolley led the boys’ team taking the win against his teammate Rex Rubenstein, who finished second. Cam Chiari, from South Burlington, finished third.
Harwood’s Gretchen Kogut tied Stowe’s Emmy Schoepke for the win. Two St. Johnsbury athletes followed, Chiara Bachfischer in third and Maggie Anderson in fourth.
Taking three of the top spots in the event pushed Harwood to a decisive victory. The Highlanders finished with 36 points, followed by St. Johnsbury with 74 and Stowe with 87.