Varsity Boys Deliver Another 1st Place Win

Boys Varsity Ski Team
Captain Kanna Pasunuri
Drew Young
Madison Campisi
Captain Elizabeth Flint


Going into the third and final slalom conference race of the season, I was concerned about putting all our eggs in just one basket. With a new lineup, we found some depth and helped both our varsity and jv ski teams to improve our completion rate and take the podium.

It was a beautiful day for a Sunday afternoon race at Mountain Creek with a large crowd at the finish cheering on the racers. The Sparta varsity boys put on a show and once again won the podium with a team time of 5:10.46 thanks to team Captain Kanna Pasunuri (5), Drew Young (6), Asst. Cpt. James Kressman (10), and Ryan Grycuk (16). Taking 2nd place was Ridge with a team time of 5:15.08 and taking third was Bergen Catholic with a time of 5:27.23. The boys picked up 5 wins and lifted our win percentage to an impressive 94%. Sophomore David Baker took first place for the JV boys and helped to lead the JV Boys team to a third-place finish, along with Chase Thonus (10) and Alek Diamond (16).

GIRLS SKI TEAMS: Both the Girls' Varsity and JV ski teams raced to a 2nd place finish. Madison Campisi (3), Asst. Cpt. Elizabeth Flint (9), Devon Dobbs (14) and Aubrey Zimmerman (16) contributed to the teams' 2nd place podium placement. Ridge won the race with a team time of 5:10.38 and Morristown Beard placed third with a team time of 6:15.98. The Sparta Varsity girls picked up 3 wins and 1 loss which helped to increase our win percentage to 53%. Contributing to the girls JV team time were Kate Agudo (4),  Brynne Cashion (6), Leah Albers (8), and Maddie Gambino (9).

NEXT RACE: Time to buckle up and hold on, the next 8 days are going to be a thrill with three conference races! Our next race is giant slalom tomorrow Wed, Feb 8th at Mountain Creek at 5 pm. 

STATS: Here are the varsity ski team win percentages after three conference races: Varsity Girls 53% | Varsity Boys 94%

Photo Credits: Coach Calafati

Congratulations Boys On Another 1st Place Podium Win!

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