Ashnault Qualifies to Compete in State Ski Championships

Carleigh Ashnault competes at the Section 1 skiing championships. Credits: Vic McGee

HUNTER, N.Y.— Two Mahopac skiers were among the 50 girls who qualified to compete in the Section 1 ski championships at Hunter Mountain and Carleigh Ashnault made the most of the opportunity as she qualified to move on and compete in the New York State championships.

Ashnault and Abigail Edwards both competed for Mahopac at the Section 1 championships. Ashnault finished eighth in the combined slalom with times of 36.61 and 39.19, and she was 10th in the combined giant slalom with times of 31.37 and 31.79. She completed all four of her runs and finished sixth overall in the girls skimeister standings to earn one of the 11 spots on the Section 1 team that will compete in the New York State championships at Bristol Mountain on Feb. 27-28.

Edwards was 20th in the giant slalom combined with times of 32.12 and 32.95. Her best time in the slalom was good enough for 25th place as she completed her second run in 40.05.

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