SL skiers start strong in first league meet

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:02 PM

Spring Lake made quite a splash in its first varsity ski meet ever, as the Lakers’ boys team placed second overall at Tuesday’s Great Grand Rapids Ski Conference meet at Cannonsburg Ski Area.

The Lakers won the slalom race with 27 total points and were second in the giant slalom with 36. Their combined 63 points was just four points behind Rockford’s total of 59.

In the slalom, the Lakers’ Bricker Reed (1 minute, 4.48 seconds), Collin Roberts (1:04.98) and Nora Reed (1:05.36) placed fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively.

Harrison Palmer was ninth at 1:06.08, while Alec Palmer placed 27th and Mariada Gezon was 60th.

Bricker Reed also led the Lakers in the giant slalom as he placed sixth with a time of 51.59 seconds. Harrison Palmer was seventh at 51.75. Roberts took 11th at 52.21, followed by Nora Reed in 12th place with a time of 52.41 seconds. Alec Palmer placed 17th, and Gezon was 65th.

Grand Haven’s boys struggled on the day, placing ninth in the giant slalom. Their top finisher in the GS was Kevin Stolarski, who placed 30th in 55.05 seconds. Greg Page took 39th in 56.29 seconds, followed by Jack Griffin in 43rd place, Jack Leitner in 44th, and Luke Blauvelt in 53rd.

The Buccaneers placed seventh in the slalom, led by Page’s 22nd-place finish. His combined time was 1:09.61. Stolarski took 25th, followed by Griffin in 34th place, Leitner in 44th, Lukas Walling in 45th, and Blauvelt in 52nd place.

Grand Haven’s girls had a solid showing, placed fifth in the slalom with 94 points. The Bucs were also fifth in the giant slalom with 76 points.

Grand Haven’s Lindy Vallier placed 14th in the slalom with a combined time of 1:12.27. Bailey Coval was 20th at 1:14.72, followed by Hailey Watkins in 28th place at 1:20.49.

Hannah Landman placed 32nd with a time of 1:23.11, and Alexandra Gust took 36th in 1:26.44.

In the giant slalom, Coval led the Bucs with a 15th-place finish in a time of 57.14 seconds. Casey Davis was 18th at 57.73 seconds, while Vallier placed 19th in 58.89 seconds.

Watkins took 24th with a time of 59.89, and Landman was 28th in 1:01.33.

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