The Overall Results from yesterday's race at Elm Creek are now posted on the right side of the blog. The Boy's finished 1st in a very close team race, with the top 7 skiers getting points and the top 5 counting, while the Girl's finished in 3rd.
Knowing that we have been practicing only for 2 and a half weeks and trying to get everyone up to speed, yesterday was a very positive first step for this season. There were smiles every where, efforts were high, and they all fought to the end. It is fun as coaches when we see so many being positive and just going out and skiing to the best of their ability. Of course there is still plenty of room for improving, we were far from have a perfect race, but if they continue to build off of what they have been doing so far and the efforts that they put in, both teams will move forward and give themselves the best opportunity to improve and finish as high as possible!
Top finishers went to Josh T, 2nd, and Lilah G, 2nd, to help lead both teams. The Boys were able to get 4 in the top 9 with Aaron C, 3rd, Peyton M, 8th, and Ryan P, 9th, to lead to the team win. Ilsa H, 6th, and Zoe H, 8th, also gained top 10 finishes as the Girls showed a lot of improvements on a very young team, not only in age, but in experience.
Not to be forgotten, the First Year skiers had a great first race, as they put in solid efforts across the board. They all wanted to ski as fast they could and, other than their technique, they did not race like this was their first ski race. Once they all continue to improve their technique and learn to use the skis better, they will make big improvements and help the team improve.
Next up is a Classic race next week. This meet was originally schedule for Monday at Elm Creek, but was recently changed to Tuesday at Elk River, with first race starting at 3:45. Please make sure you are checking the schedule posted on the blog regularly because of possible changes.