In the final day of competition at Black Mountain Ski Resort, the Vermont team of Phoebe Sweet, Ben Ogden, Callie Young and Greg Burt strided and skated to a gold medal in the Eastern High School Championships on March 18th. The race consisted of two classical legs and two freestyle legs over the famed John Roderick Trail System. The women's skied the first leg on a 3030m classical course which was repeated by the first male skier. The baton was then passed off to the second female to ski the 3046m freestyle leg of the race, and finished off by the second male racer.
The Vermont team's combined time of 30:50.1 was enough to earn them the top podium spot with the Massachusetts team of Laura Appleby, Jacob Jampel, Shea Brams, and James Kitch grabbing the silver with a combined time of 31:26.8. The Vermont team of Charlotte Ogden, Will Koch, Rena Schwartz and Joshua Valentine grabbed the bronze medal with a combined time of 32:03.1.
Team Vermont captured the Graham Taylor Cup, the trophy emblematic of the team that sccored the most team points over the three days of competition. Graham was present to help outgoing NENSA representative Amber Freeman present the award to the Vermont team.
Congratulation to all the state competitors for a great EHS Championship. We also want to thank all the Chisholm Ski Club volunteers (and Mother Nature) who help make this a great skiing event.