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Girls ski team places fourth in giant slalom

The Lady Outlaws ski team raced a girls-only giant slalom (GS) at Willamette Pass Ski Resort on Saturday, February 15. Surface conditions on the course were frozen, but visibility was good and the winds were calm.

Sisters’ girls pushed themselves hard in the final GS before league finals and the Outlaws secured a fourth-place finish.

Hollie Lewis skied the fastest combined time for the Outlaws with a time of 2:19.96 for 24 points and an 18th-place finish. Skylar Wilkins was 35th with a combined time of 2:32.98, and Sydney Wilkins was close behind with a combined time of 2:33.61 for 36th place. Piper Adelt finished 44th (2:39.90), and Annie Cohen was 54th (2:52.85). Tatum Cramer crashed out on her first run, but had a big breakthrough on her second run with the fourth-fastest time on the Sisters team.

Coach Gabe Chladek said, “It often takes new racers a full season of racing to find their groove on the course. It’s exciting to see Annie and Tatum reaching that point in their first season.”

Of his top racers, Chladek said, “Hollie was aggressive and maintained a cleaner line than many of the racers through the entire run, and Skylar improved her time by skiing a clean direct line in the upper half of the course.”

The Outlaws’ next race is a boys giant slalom at Hoodoo on Saturday, February 22.


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