Cook County’s Dressley, Duluth East’s McHenry finish first at Section 7 Alpine ski meet
At the Section 7 Alpine ski meet Tuesday at Giants Ridge Cook County’s Ray Dressley finished first for the boy’s and Duluth East’s Veronica McHenry finished first for the girls.
Dressley, a Grand Marais native, finished with a championship combined score of 1:15.43.
“The snow was great. It’s nice to have this warm weather, it’s been really cold and really icy, it’s nice to have a change. I think there’s some good course sets that really helped me out and I think that’s what led me to win,” Dressel said. “We’re a small school and I think we really showed everybody today what we’re capable of.”
Cook County’s Cy Oberholtzer snagged third place with Duluth East’s Erik Carlson claiming fifth with a score of 1:19.18.
“First run I really just got knocked off my feet. I hipped out, slid on my hip for a little bit and then hooked my skis back up and thought I was a lot farther off but only two seconds off the pace,” Carlson shared. “Then the second run went a lot better, I think I had the second fastest time.”
It was a great showing for the Greyhounds. Elisabeth Bergan claimed second on the girls side right behind her teammate, girls champion and Duluth East’s own, Veronica McHenry with a score of 1:19.72.
“Both of (the runs) I felt really, really nervous,” McHenry said. “Just cause my senior year it’s my last chance, I really wanted to make it to state. I’ve made it so far, all of high school, and I wanted the last year for it to be a good last year. It went well for me today, but it was really nerve wracking.”
State qualifying teams and skiers will return to Giants Ridge for the State Alpine ski meet next Tuesday in Biwabik.
TOP 10 NORTHLAND SKIERS OVERALL:1. Ray Dressley, Cook County
3. Cy Oberholtzer, Cook County
5. Erik Carlson, Duluth East
7. Veronica McHenry, Duluth East
9. Goshi Dimitrov, Cook County
10. Graham Oberholtzer, Cook County
11. Elisabeth Bergan, Duluth East
12. Kalina Dimitrova, Cook County
13. Adam Vinopal, Hibbing
14. Samuel Hendricks, Duluth East