Scottish Schools Ski Race Success

Posted on 15th Feb 2015 in Stewart's Melville College, The Mary Erskine School, Sport

Congratulations to the four Ski teams which took part in the 2015 Alpine Race Series at Glenshee earlier this month.

The Stewart's Melville College A-team recorded the best set of results they have seen for a number of years with Finlay Naylor and Scott Hynes performing well in their first competitive outing for the A-team. Captain Stuart MacPherson and debut racer Matias Saludes also put in stunning runs to top the individual rankings, finishing 2nd and 1st respectively. Their combined scores placed the A team 2nd overall which means they now qualify for the finals at Ben Nevis in March. Silver Medals to Matias Saludes, Stuart MacPherson (x2), Finlay Naylor and Scott Hynes. Gold Medal to Matias Saludes. Well done also to the new look B team, Lewis Reed, Louis Gumley, Austin Cairns and Chris Morris who made a very good name for themselves with particularly encouraging runs from both Lewis and Austin.

The Mary Erskine School also sent two teams and the event proved to be the perfect introduction to ski racing for the novice racers who were placed a very respectable 3rd in their category - a great achievement considering it was the first ever race on snow for all of the girls.

The more experienced racers were also placed third in their category, with two girls achieving top 20 positions- Claire Macpherson (9th) and Emily Jamison (18th). Thanks go to the parents who came along to help on the day, their support is very much appreciated.

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