Red Storm Nordic ski teams earn wins

SARANAC LAKE — It was a great night of racing for the Saranac Lake boys and girls Nordic ski teams on Tuesday.

With perfect conditions at Dewey Mountain, the Red Storms girls team won their first race of the season. While the boys won their 5.5K skate race by placing four skiers in the top five spots.

The Saranac Lake girls collected their first win of the season by finishing with a score of nine to Lake Placid’s 13 and Keene’s 33.

The Red Storm’s Tyler Burth was once again the top finisher. Burth finished the race with a time of 21 minutes and 52 seconds.

Less than a minute later, Lake Placid’s Maya Garrison (22:47) came cruising to the finish line to earn second place. In third place was Saranac Lake’s Kelsi Burth (25:00), who reached the podium for the first time as a varsity skier.

The Blue Bomber’s Harley Cohen (25:07) and the Red Storm’s Jordanna Samburgh (25:23) finished in fourth and fifth place, respectively, to round out the top five.

On the boys’ side, Saranac Lake prevailed once again with their fifth team win of the season. The team had a team score of nine, which beat out Lake Placid with 16.

Despite the Red Storm taking the team win, Lake Placid’s Andrew Scanio claimed the top spot. Scanio won the boys race with a time of 17:21.

Scanio was followed by Saranac Lake’s Owen Keal and Sam Ash, finishing in 18:44 and 18:55, respectively.

The top five spots were rounded out by Saranac Lake’s Mason Stoddard (20:44) and Jasper Weich (21:14).

The Lake Placid and Saranac Lake Nordic ski teams will meet again at Mount Van Hovenberg for a classic technique sprint today at 3:45 p.m.





1. A. Scanio (LP) 17:21, 2. Keal (SL) 18:44, 3. Ash (SL) 18:55, 4. Stoddard (SL) 20:44, 5. Weich (SL) 21:14, 6. Fay (LP) 21:15, 7. Hesseltine (SL) 21:16, 8. Martin (SL) 21:16, 9. Hall (SL) 22:37, 10. Francis (LP) 22:38, 10. Evans (SL) 22:46, 11. Burke (SL) 24:10, 12. P. Scanio (LP) 25:45, 13. O’Brien (LP) 27:05, 14. Fletcher (SL) 35:34.



1. T. Burth (SL) 21:52, 2. Garrison (LP) 22:47, 3. K. Burth (SL) 25:00, 4. Cohen (LP) 25:07, 5. Samburgh (SL) 25:23, 6. Morrelli (K) 25:24, 7. Galvin (LP) 25:30, 8. Smith (SL) 25:31, 9. Ernstone (LP) 26:54, 10. Gulli (K) 29:32, 11. Wood (SL) 32:13, 12. Pickard (SL) 32:38, 13. Sinclair (SL) 33:48, 14. Mader (SL) 34:07, 15. Crowley (SL) 35:05, 16 McCreidie (SL) 35:52, 17. Whitney (K) 42:50.


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