HUNTER, N.Y. – Girls skiers from John Jay/North Salem won seven of nine possible medals at the Section 1 championships held Monday, Feb. 10, at Hunter Mountain.
North Salem’s Ashley Binette took first in giant slalom and third in slalom, and John Jay’s Samantha Spieler took second in both in slalom and giant slalom.
Spieler placed first, Binette second, and John Jay’s Kristen Wolfe third in “skimeister” (the racers with the best combined times for all four runs—two slalom and two giant slalom).
The girls team also won sectionals, defeating Horace Greeley, Clarkstown, Brewster, Scarsdale, Edgemont, Mamaroneck, Sleepy Hollow, and Bronxville/New Rochelle. Spieler, Binette and Wolfe will represent Section 1 as a three-racer team at the New York State championships (Feb. 24 and 25) at Bristol Mountain in Canandaigua, N.Y.
Making states for their individual performances are: Spieler, Ashley Binette, Wolfe, and North Salem's Rosemarie Binette.
On the boys’ side, John Jay's Oskar Lombardi and John Jay's Luke Spieler will be heading to Bristol Mountain.