Taconic racers record a pair of slalom ski wins


PITTSFIELD -- Taconic continued to dominate the top of the podium on Wednesday at Bousquet Ski Area.

Lauren Jones earned the girls slalom victory in 45.09 seconds while teammate Eamon Connor won the boys race in 39.18. Four Taconic girls finished in the top 10 to give the Braves another team win while the Monument Mountain boys won the team event led by Trent Pfeiffer in second (41.1).

Jones was followed by two Spartan skiers in the girls race. Jennifer Evans was second in 45.28 while Emily Martin was third in 45.8. Emma Peplowski, skiing for the Pittsfield/St. Joseph's co-op, was fourth in 46.22.

Maria Giacoletto (sixth), Amanda Ely (seventh) and Alyssa Latimer (ninth) rounded out Taconic's presence in the top 10. Monument was less than seven seconds behind the Braves in the team scores. Lenox's Ella King rounded out the top five, finishing in 46.45.

The Monument boys had four in the top 12 to earn the win. Trevor McFarland joined Pfeiffer in the top 10, finishing sixth in 44.64. Pittsfield was second with Sean Keenan (fifth), Erich Maynard (seventh) and Garrett Dempsey (10th) all in the top 10.

Ryan Kuhn led Greylock in third (41.92) while Lenox got a fourth-place finish from Will Dyer-Kloman (42.24).

The final regular season race of the season is set for Monday at Bousquet at 5 p.m. It will be a slalom race.


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