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Monday’s skiing: Amherst’s Margaret O’Connell finishes fifth on giant slalom



Monday, February 06, 2017

Margaret O’Connell, of Amherst Regional, placed fifth overall on the giant slalom during the PVIAC alpine ski race, Monday at Berkshire East in Charlemont.

O’Connell finished in 34.78 seconds. She is one point behind South Division leader Ashley Lacross of Mohawk.

Gateway Regional’s Jessica Garriepy was seventh in 35.69.

Nordic skiing

Willy Wright placed second (12:55) and Amherst finished third behind Mount Greylock and Northfield Mount Hermon during the first Classical race (4.5-kilometers) of the Berkshire Ski League, Saturday at Notchview Reservation, in Windsor.

Luke Sedor Protti was ninth in 14:07 for Amherst.

Amherst’s Piper Lacy was 17th (18:49) and Katherine King was 18th (18:51) as the Amherst girls were fifth.

PVIAC Skiing

Race 5, Berkshire East, Charlemont

Monday’s results

Boys slalom

North

1. Longmeadow, 94.65; 2. Northampton, 99.64; 3. Westfield, 102.37; 4. Mohawk, 102.82; 5. Agawam, 103.59; 6. Amherst, 110.14; 7. Minnechaug, 110.25

South

1. East Longmeadow, 96.04; 2. St Mary’s, 96.95; 3. Gateway, 105.33; 4. Southwick, 108.92; 5. Holyoke, 113.72; 6. Hampshire, 124.16; 7. Pope Francis, 126.32; 8. Ludlow, 127.34; 9. Frontier, did not finish

Local finishers in top 25

12. Jack Denhart, Northampton, 24.34; 17. Patrick O’Connell, Amherst, 24.66; 18. Benjamin Delacour, Northampton, 24.89; 21. Sal Viola, Northampton, 25.18; 23. Jake Thayer, Gateway, 25.19; 25. Jay Mahoney, Northampton, 25.23

Girls giant slalom

North

1. Westfield, 146.69; 2. Gateway, 164.19; 3. Minnechaug, 165.76; 4. Northampton, 166.03; 5. Longmeadow, 170.19; 6. Agawam, 185.68; 7. Hampshire, 207.08

South

1. Mohawk, 148.1; 2. Amherst, 165.51; 3. Frontier, 175.49; 4. East Longmeadow, 189.48; 5. Southwick, 195.34; 6. Holyoke, 213.06; 7. Ludlow, did not finish; 8. Pope Francis, did not finish; 9. St. Marys, did not finish

Local finishers in top 25

5. Margaret O’Connell, Amherst, 34.78; 7. Jessica Garriepy, Gateway, 35.69; 12. Alina Smiaroski, Frontier, 36.74; 15. Abbie Denhart, Northampton, 37.56; 17. Anna Zera, Frontier, 39.02; 18. Mia Bacon, Northampton, 39.87; 19. Iizzi Beaudry, Gateway, 40; 23. Halle Barker, Amherst, 41.35