Feb 172020

{the start line at the Glenvile Hills Classic on Friday before the race, we had so much fun on race day, no one bothered to take out their phones to snap a picture- you really had to be there}

-Don’t forget to sign up for Champs!

After a windy friday in the teens, some skiers were apprehensive to hit the trail Saturday morning as the mercury fell below the 0’F mark. Luckily the sun shone, the wind subsided, and skiers were greeted with firm fast trail and comfortable racing temps (rising to the 20s). Die hard racers came from around the state. Races were held simultaneously at garnet Hill: Nino Manzella Hurtathon & Glenville Hills Classic.


Classic first: Chris Yarsevich won for the men’s distance race, Zara Seyse won a lonely one kid BKYSL race- but had fun.

At the Hurtathon- Chris Rose won for men, and is sitting in third overall for the season points With GHN-ADK Vauhti’s Jerry Truppelli right on his heals. Maddie Ralyea took another win, and her team mate (and last years Wilkinson champ Fianna Halloran secured the overall season points leader position.

With so many stats to rattle off, a table will help summarize:

Event Winner Notes
Glenville Hill Classic GHN-ADK Vauhti (Hurt runner up)
Hurtathon Peru (Hurt runner up)
Most racers attending Hurt (tie @ 16, tie broken by more citizens)
Combined weekend team score GHN-ADK Vauhti This combined with a strong Tourathon showing sets GHN in pole position for champs, the podium (especially silver and Bronze spots remains wide open a point separates HURt and Peru- if NYSEF or Rochester decide to form some fast relay teams, they can regain their early lead.)
Season-Overall points leader Fianna Halloran Skiing the championship race is all she needs to claim her second NYSSRA crown- great work this season.
Season-Wilkinson leaders Flannagan and Ralyea -Matt Torniainen lis lurking just behind and could pull off an upset for his second Wilkinson title.
Having an incredible day outdoors Everyone! -Seriously could not have been more perfect!

Champs can be the icing on the cake for Rose and Halloran if there can continue their dominance on Feb 22nd.

Find 2 friends to ski with sunday, the team championships is fast, fun, and critical for the Club champions series.



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