State skiing championships: Section 2 dominates girls downhill; Saratoga Springs boys Alpine, Mayfield girls Nordic teams place second

NORTH CREEK – Section 2 turned in a strong performance in its own backyard at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Skiing Championships Monday and Tuesday at Gore Mountain.

The Section 2 girls Alpine team led the field after the first day of the two-day meet, while Saratoga Springs’ boys Alpine team sat in second place. Section 2 placed second in the intersectional standings for girls Nordic skiing, and Mayfield’s girls Nordic team turned in a second-place finish.

Individually, Queensbury’s Hunter Montgomery was in top form. Montgomery won the boys slalom Monday with a combined time of 1:30.61, and he took first place in Tuesday’s giant slalom with a time of 2:18.98. Niskayuna’s Nick Fratterigo added a second-place finish in the giant slalom with a time of 2:19.26 and a fifth-place finish in the slalom with a time of 1:33.24.

Schuylerville-Greenwich’s Hannah Klingebiel led the Section 2 girls Alpine team with a second-place finish in the slalom with a time of 1:38.77 and a third-place performance in the giant slalom with a time of 2:24.39. Queensbury’s Maddie Montgomery placed third in the slalom with a time of 1:39.97, and Shenendehowa’s Melissa Taggert posted a two-run time of 2:26.55 to finish sixth in the giant slalom.

Mayfield’s Madison Relyea and Queensbury’s Bailey Gengel had top-five finishes in the Nordic 7.5-kilometer classic event. Relyea was second with a time of 28:07.4, while Gengel finished fourth with a time of 30:08.7.

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Here is a look at how Section 2 skiers fared at the state championships.

Alpine events
Boys slalom
1 Hunter Montgomery (Queensbury) 1:30.61
5 Nick Fratterigo (Niskayuna) 1:33.24
10 Patrick Leonard (Shenendehowa) 1:34.62
15 Cole Paton (Shenendehowa) 1:35.89
18 Evan Toman (Christian Brothers Academy) 1:36.11
19 Tyler Munter (Saratoga Springs) 1:36.13
32 Chase Paton (Shenendehowa) 1:41.46
33 Max Hefner (Saratoga Springs) 1:42.42
58 Matthew Moeckel (Saratoga Springs) DNF

Boys giant slalom
1 Hunter Montgomery (Queensbury) 2:18.98
2 Nick Fratterigo (Niskayuna) 2:19.26
14 Tyler Munter (Saratoga Springs) 2:23.65
16 Evan Toman (CBA) 2:23.87
21 Max Hefner (Saratoga Springs) 2:26.02
22 Patrick Leonard (Shenendehowa) 2:26.26
27 Cole Paton (Shenendehowa) 2:27.37
36 Colin Cotter (Johnstown) 2:30.25
55 Matthew Moeckel (Saratoga Springs) DNF
60 Chase Paton (Shenendehowa) DNF

Girls slalom
2 Hannah Klingebiel (Schuylerville-Greenwich) 1:38.77
3 Maddie Montgomery (Queensbury) 1:39.97
8 Claire Felton (Ballston Spa) 1:44.31
11 Emily Fleming (Johnstown) 1:45.24
14 Melissa Taggert (Shenendehowa) 1:45.35
15 Micaela Leonard (Shenendehowa) 1:45.37
17 Meredith Montgomery (Queensbury) 1:46.39
20 Shannon Kelly (Saratoga Springs) 1:48.00
59 Allison Bach (Shenendehowa) DNF
60 Molly Lake (Johnstown) DNF

Girls giant slalom
3 Hannah Klingebiel (Schuylerville-Greenwich) 2:24.39
6 Melissa Taggert (Shenendehowa) 2:26.55
10 Maddie Montgomery (Queensbury) 2:28.88
15 Shannon Kelly (Saratoga Springs) 2:31.54
18 Micaela Leonard (Shenendehowa) 2:32.12
19 Claire Felton (Ballston Spa) 2:32.29
21 Emily Fleming (Johnstown) 2:32.83
35 Allison Bach (Shenendehowa) 2:38.90
60 Meredith Montgomery (Queensbury) DNF
62 Molly Lake (Johnstown) DNF

Nordic skiing
Boys individual classic 10-kilometer race
8 Lucas Jenkin (Queensbury) 37:29.5
9 Erik Schreiner (Hadley-Luzerne) 37:32.3
13 Paul Lindsay (Lake George) 38:36.4
14 Sam Bordeau (Glens Falls) 38:38.7
15 Teddy Borgos (Queensbury) 38:52.0
20 Daniel Gardner (Saratoga Springs) 39:16.1
21 Nick Logan (Queensbury) 39:23.0
25 Dylan Bumpus (Mayfield) 40:15.8
26 Aidan Rowley (Queensbury) 40:29.8
31 Antonio Maninno (Mayfield) 41:13.7
32 Thomas Wiedmann (Shenendehowa) 41:25.3
35 Sam Rowley (Queensbury) 42:08.6

Boys skate relay
2 Section 2A (Paul Lindsay, Erik Schreiner, Sam Bordeau) 18:46.4
5 Queensbury (Lucas Jenkin, Aidan Rowley, Nick Logan) 19:46.4
10 Section 2B (Daniel Gardner, Antonio Maninno, Thomas Weidmann) 21:02.8
12 Section 2C (Teddy Borgos, Dylan Bumpus, Sam Rowley) 22:05.8

Girls individual classic 7.5-kilometer race
2 Madison Relyea (Mayfield) 28:07.4
4 Bailey Gengel (Queensbury) 30:08.7
9 Fianna Halloran (Mayfield) 31:49.8
12 Katrin Schreiner (Hadley-Luzerne) 32:07.9
22 Katie Culliton (Glens Falls) 33:33.5
23 Kira Williams (Mayfield) 33:36.2
26 Lorraina Guay (Queensbury) 34:07.0
30 Meghana Caron (Shenendehowa) 34:48.2
31 Delaney LaFontaine (Mayfield) 34:52.5
35 Sheridan Millington (Johnsburg) 35:59.6
37 Ava Anderson (Johnsburg) 37:08.0
Tatjana Bjelica (Mayfield) DNS second run

Girls skate relay
3 Section 2A (Katrin Schreiner, Bailey Gengel, Katie Culliton) 23:36.6
6 Mayfield (Fianna Halloran, Madison Relyea, Tatjana Bjelica) 25:07.4
11 Section 2B (Kira Williams, Ava Anderson, Lorraina Guay) 27:24.4
12 Section 2C (Delaney LaFontaine, Meghana Caron, Sheridan Millington) 28:11.5

Boys section team scores: Section 5 441, Section 7 404, Section 2 404, Section 3 200, Section 9 69

Boys high school team scores: Honeoye Falls-Lima (5) 88, Lake Placid (7) 73. Queensbury 61, New Paltz (9) 32, Camden (3) 31

Girls section team scores: Section 5 465, Section 2 397, Section 7 353, Section 3 187, Section 9 186

Girls high school team scores: Brighton (5) 88, Mayfield 74, Lake Placid (7) 59, Camden (3) 42, New Paltz (9) 29

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