CRMS skier Griffin 5th in Nordic classic race at state |

CRMS skier Griffin 5th in Nordic classic race at state

Post Independent staff report
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

FRISCO, Colorado – Gus Griffin had a day he won’t soon forget at Thursday’s state skiing championships.

The Colorado Rocky Mountain School junior more than held his own with the state’s top high school Nordic classic racers, skiing to fifth place in the five-kilometer jaunt at the Frisco Nordic Center. Griffin clocked in at 18 minutes, 1.8 seconds.

Vail Mountain’s Sean Woods won the race, completing the course in 16:32.7.

Sam Kaufman, Griffin’s only other male teammate in Frisco, finished 37th (21:39.8).

Jacqueline Larouche led the CRMS girls with a 19th-place showing. She wrapped up the course in 23:48.5.

Maria Mork was 33rd (26:22.6) and Maggie Deveney placed 41st (30:22.7).

All but Deveny will return to the Frisco Nordic Center for today’s 2 p.m. skate race. Florentina Arthuber will also compete in the skate race for CRMS.

KEYSTONE, Colorado – Five CRMS Alpine skiers took to Keystone Resort’s “Go Devil” run to open the state skiing skate championships on Thursday.

Ethan Cranmer scored the top finish for the Carbondale school, taking 25th place among boys in the giant slalom. Cranmer clocked in at 1 minute, 19.13 seconds on his first run before finishing his second run in 1:24.42.

Ludvig Rangarsson’s day didn’t go as well. After posting a 1:11.54 run to open the morning, he was disqualified on his second run. Ragnarsson was on pace for a top-10 finish after his first run.

Leading the CRMS girls was Kyra Gabow, who finished 53rd. Justine Timms was 58th and Mackenzie Small placed 59th.

All five CRMS skiers will speed down “Go Devil” again in this morning’s 9:30 a.m. slalom race.

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