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AKSS Snowsports Championships

The Auckland Secondary Schools Snowsports Champs were held today at Snowplanet. Kristin fielded a slightly understrength team compared to previous years and it was always going to be a challenge to retain the boys team title. However, with ski racing looking strong it was always going to be exciting for some podiums and with our top snowboarder still in the mix things were looking good to get some silverware.

Sam Finnemore in the Senior Boys Snowboard took the double winning both the giant slalom and the slope styles events in a very strong showing.

In the ski racing it was always looking strong with Mikayla Smyth, Michol Hinton and Harris Messenger carrying the banner. With both Harrison and Mikayla winning their Giant Slaloms by 1/2 a second in a combined time in a short 9 gate race. Michol also skied well taking third in the junior girls.

It was great to have a group of new athletes to the sport out enjoying the racing on the day. Well done to all the team for their efforts on the day.

Standout Results:
Senior Boys Snowboarding
1st Giant Slalom Sam Finnemore
1st Slopestyles Sam Finnemore

Senior Boys Skiing
1st Giant Slalom Harrison Messenger

Junior Girls Skiing
1st Giant Slalom Mikayla Smyth
3rd Giant Slalom Michol Hinton