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GFHS senior Pat Burton and GFMS seventh-grader Maddie Montgomery.

Alpine skiers compete in sectionals, state championships

March 3, 2014 — Congratulations to GFHS senior Pat Burton for his fifth-place finish in the slalom (with a time of 40.46) at the Section II Alpine Ski Championships at Gore Mountain in mid-February.

Talented seventh-grader Maddie Montgomery also competed at Sectionals and scored a seventh-place in the giant slalom with a time of 1:21.82.

"They are both top ten in our section," says coach and high school teacher Jeffrey Dock. "Section two is one of the top sections in the state. It's very competitive."

At the State Championships, Pat took 17th in the slalom and 20th in the giant slalom. It was his second appearance in the state championships.

In the girls Alpine championship, Maddie finished 21st in the slalom and 40th in the giant slalom.

"Maddie is a good, consistent racer," said Mr. Dock.