FRAMINGHAM – Freshman Qwynn Kobertz was the top skier for the girls on the Framingham High alpine ski team this season, with 36 points.
“Qwynn is new to ski racing and surprised everyone this season by improving each practice and becoming more competitive as the season went on,” said head coach Roni Sue Bower.
Also persevering this season, when the race conditions were extremely icy were, were junior Marissa Drapeau, senior Madelyn Klein and senior Celia Warren. They all contributed points to the girls team, said Bower.
“I am very proud of these girls and very happy for seniors Maddy Klein and Celia Warren. They have been on the team for 4 years. They have worked
so hard every year, up against very experienced racers and they never got
discouraged. They set their own goals and they achieved them on the gnarliest of courses by finishing and earning points,” aid Bower.
Overall, the girls race team showed potential, as did the boys team.
In the JV race on February 14, there were 112 girls that competed.
Junior Marissa Drapeau finished 8th & 13th and sophomore Katie Knox, who struggled in the varsity races early on finished 14th & 18th in the JV race showing that she will come back next season stronger than ever in the varsity races, said Bower.
Finishing in the top half were senior Celia Warren, senior Madelyn Klein, senior Casey Libuda, sophomore Kirstine Klausen, and junior Maya
“Happy to have conquered the course were Myra Grossman, Yanisa
Panyasai, Citli Valencia-Cordova, and Jacquelyn Luria,” said Bower.
Assistant Coach Parnell said, “our kids are all very good, very polite, thankful and respectful. They may not be putting up ripping times yet but they are all getting better which means great things for the future of the team. Great crew to be around.”
The final junior varsity race of the season is Feb. 25.