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Ski team competes at Cranmore

The MIT Ski Team had their first two slalom races of the season this weekend at Cranmore. Despite clocking in their fewest ever team finishes Friday, individuals from the MIT team had successful weekends. On Friday, Michael J. Yurkerwich ’11 and Jason D. Pier ’13 both placed in the top 25 for the men (in 14th and 19th, respectively) and scored personal best USSA points. Saturday saw another top-25 finish from Yurkerwich (12th; Pier was 29th), and a first-time finish for newcomer Joshua Walker ’12 (68th). In addition, Jonathan D. Allen ’14 improved in the league from 71st Friday to 67th Saturday. For the women, Chyleigh Harmon ’14 narrowly missed the top-50, placing 51st in Saturday’s race. Her teammates Jennifer L. Hawkin ’12 and Sarah J. Laderman ’12 raced consistently placing 72nd and 74th Friday, then 72nd and 73rd on Saturday. Next weekend the team will race one slalom and one giant slalom race at Waterville Valley in New Hampshire, their “home” mountain.

—Alexis Dale, Team Representative