Next: Our races: 5 and 10 k classic at Trapps in Stowe, VT. The trails were gorgeous today, some fresh cold powder for the ladies race in the morning made the waxing pretty easy, but the sunshine that warmed the tracks just before the men's race made for terrible kick conditions during the men's 10k. The Luthi duo led the day for the team - Elena taking 29th and DImitri 28th. Kristin Halvorsen and Christina Knapp were our second and third ladies, in 35th and 37th. Vanya Rybkin and Ian Nesbitt were our second and third men, finishing 29th and 32nd. ( Results )
And: Christina Knapp turned 21 today. And all the women bought her favorite thing in the world for her today: hot chocolate. :)
Also: There were no less than FIVE recent ski team Alums coaching at today's races: Liz Kantack (SMS), Alice Nelson (BKL league in Burlington), Maddy Wendt (CSU), Robby Cuthbert (Greylock HS), and Evan Dethier(GMVS). !!!
Finally: Diane and Andreas Halvorsen graciously invited the team and any available parents into their home for a delicious dinner this evening. It was fun to meet the parents, have a nutritious and filling meal, and duel out world cup level pool and ping pong games in the gameroom downstairs.
|Christina gets a special birthday present of Bib #1|
|Vanya skis past Coach Fisher giving splits|
|Knappster's B-day treats|
|Brownies and clementines at the Halvorsen's|