Johnstown skiers compete at Royal Mountain
CAROGA LAKE – The Johnstown boys and girls alpine ski teams turned in solid performances Saturday at the Johnstown Invitational.
In the first run for the boys, Johnstown’s Lukas Levin was 16th for the Sir Bills with a time of 45.21 seconds on the slalom course.
Saratoga Springs’ Ian Hauser posted the fastest first-run time with a 38.29 seconds. Niskayuna’s Ned Feist (38.47 seconds) was second and Glens Falls’ Pat Burton (38.76) was third.
Saratoga Springs’ led the first-run team standings with a 33, while Queensbury was second with 34. Shenendehowa (57 points), was third, Albany Academy (81) was fourth and Niskayuna (88) was fifth. Johnstown was sixth with 89 points.
Johnstown’s Nick Salatel was 17th with a time of 45.25 seconds, while Noah Western (49.27 seconds) was 26th. Other Johnstown finishers included Zack Szurek (29th, 50.60), Zack Simone (34th, 52.75) and Jon Bearden (43rd, 1:01.94).
In the girls first run, Queensbury’s Katie Zilka posted the top time of 40.95 seconds.
Queensbury’s Julia Sante (40.99 seconds) was second and Shenendehowa’s Kirsten Kruk was third with a time of 41.59 seconds.
Reilly Kotwasinki led Johnstown, placing 18th with a time of 51.04 seconds.
Queensbury finished first in the first-run team standings for the girls with 46 points. Shenendehowa was second with 48 points, while Niskayuna was third with 131. Johnstown was sixth with 165 points.
Serena Smith was 19th for Johnstown with a time of 51.49 seconds, while Whitney Western (56.27 seconds) was 29th.
Other Johnstown finishers included Emily Havlicek (30th, 57.32), Payton Sardella (37th, 1:03.60) and Chloe Salisbury (41st, 1:13.40). Sara Kosowicz did not finish the first run for the Lady Bills.
In the boys second run, Stillwater’s Theo Korenowski posted the fastest time of 38.84 seconds.
Queensbury’s James Paolano (39.05 seconds) was second and Glens Falls’ Pat Burton was third.
Lukas Levin led Johnstown, placing 15th with a time of 45.77 seconds.
Queensbury finished first in the second-run team standings with a total of 30. Shenendehowa (38 points) was second, Saratoga Springs (49) was third, Niskayuna (80) was fourth and Stillwater (86) was fifth. Johnstown was seventh with 110 points.
Noah Western (49.38 seconds) was 23rd for the Sir Bills, while Sam Bobbette (54.15) was 33rd. Other Johnstown finishers included Austin Stergas (34th, 54.86 seconds), Jon Bearden (35th, 55.59) and Nick Salatel (53rd, 1:10.11).
In the girls second run, Shenendehowa’s Kirsten Kruk posted the top time of 40.87 seconds. Queensbury’s Julia Sante was second with a time of 41.24 seconds, while Queensbury’s Katie Zilka was third with a time of 42.07 seconds.
Reilly Kotwasinki led Johnstown, placing 17th with a time of 50.99 seconds.
Queensbury topped the girls second-run team standings with 43 points, while Shenendehowa was second with 81 points. Saratoga Springs (94 points) was third, Glens Falls (123) was fourth and Johnstown (157) was fifth.
Emily Havlicek (54.28 seconds) was 22nd for the Lady Bills, while Whitney Western (57.04) was 27th. Other Johnstown finishers included Payton Sardella (35th, 1:04.09) and Chloe Salisbury (38th, 1:16.46).
Sara Kosowicz and Serena Smith did not finish the second run for the Lady Bills.