Staples girls skiing places 2nd at Open, boys take 7th
Updated 4:41 pm, Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Staples High girls ski team placed second at the State Open on Monday at Mount Southington.
Fairfield (287.65) narrowly edged the defending champions (288.73) to finish first atop the nine-team competition. Joel Barlow finished third (289.35), while Wilton (297.55) and Weston (297.58) rounded out the top five.
Sophomores Jacqueline Chappo and Liz Cooperstone tied for the Wreckers' best individual finish, placing seventh (47.25). Sophomore Alex Collins finished in 13th (47.91) and junior Caitlin Hartman was 17th (48.35).
Junior Alli Thomson was 24th (48.91) for Staples and senior Caroline Corbally finished in 25th (49.06).
In the boys' race, Staples placed seventh (295.50) out of 12 teams. Fairfield defended its title (281.24), while Glastonbury was second (285.87) and Weston came in third (288.30).
Fairfield placed five skiers in the top 20.