Middle Park High School Nordic skiers earn state berths
January 14, 2010
The Middle Park High School girls Nordic ski team finished third out of 12 teams in Saturday’s classic technique race hosted by Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale. Samantha Berggren was third overall, with time of 24:12, just 29 seconds behind the winner, Lauren Zdechlik, of Vail Mountain School. Other top Panther finishers were Makenna Morck 14th, Samantha Miyauchi 17th, and Sera Smith 26th. All four of these girls qualified for the state meet in February in classic technique.
The Panther boys finished eighth out of 14 teams, with top finisher Ben Shipman at 15th with a time of 23:26. Tucker McCrerey of Steamboat High School won the meet with a time of 19:59. Other top MPHS boys qualifying for state were Collin Papuga 29th and Nick O’Conner 30th.