Panther skier Wiser takes first at WP slalom race |

Panther skier Wiser takes first at WP slalom race

Middle Park’s alpine ski racers got back on the slopes last week for a slalom race at Winter Park Resort that ended with one of the Panthers taking the top spot on the winner’s podium.

Racing action got underway last Thursday in Grand County as 171 total racers, representing eight different teams, made their way to the Winter Park Resort base area for the second race of the high school alpine ski season. Leading the way for the Panthers was freshman Ella Wiser who took first place in the girl’s division with a total time of 1:41.25 between her two runs.

Not far back, finishing in 10th place individually, was freshman Bethanne Droll who completed her two runs with a combined time of 1:47.45. Further down the line was freshman Mary Mintken who completed her runs with a combined time of 2:19.66 securing her a 49th place individual finish out of 92 female competitors.

Rounding out Middle Park’s girls’ team efforts was freshman Emily Lantermans who finished in 64th place with a time of 2:36.55. Also competing for Middle Park last week was freshman Mia Rimmer who completed her first run with a time of 1:11.97 but did not finish her second run of the day. The girls team took fourth in the girls team rankings last week.

Middle Park’s boys team also had a strong showing for the Winter Park Race with the boys team also securing a fourth place team finish. Leading the men’s squad was junior Brenden Droll who finished fifth individually after completing his two runs in 1:59.97. Also breaking into the top 20 boys was senior Caleb Riccio who finished in 18th place with a time of 2:13.36.

Further back was freshman Jacob Dorn who finished his two runs with a time of 2:38.89, securing him a 38th place individual finish. Cody Docheff was Middle Park’s next fastest racer, finishing in 56th place with a time of 4:02.34. Rounding out the boy’s team rankings was sophomore Sam Parker who finished 59th last Thursday with a 8:00.46 combined run time. Also racing for Middle Park was Marcus Acker who completed is first run in 1:25.27 but did not finish his second run.

The Panthers’ next alpine ski race will be held this Friday at Copper Mountain Resort.

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