For the J2 Alpine Stratton Mountain School athletes, it has been a challenging week up in Sugarloaf, Maine. Plagued with weather-related delays, cancellations and less-than-ideal race conditions, the SMS J2 athletes had to practice some tenacity and patience.
On Tuesday, March 8 during the women’s Giant Slalom (GS), SMS sophomore Libby Gibson, Jamaica, Vt., came out in the second-place position by nailing her second run. Gibson was in third after the first run, then ramped up her game to finish second. Junior Elle Gilbert, Woodstock, Vt., placed 16th, and sophomore Brittany, South Londonderry, Vt. took 24th.
The men and women ran Slalom (SL) on March 5, and top finishes included Lathrop with seventh and Gilbert with 10th. For the boys, junior Trevor Lennox, Weston, Vt., placed 24th. On March 4, the boys ran GS, and junior Dylan Alvarez, Winhall, Vt., finished 20th overall, and 8th for the Eastern Region.
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