10 January 2007

Kaleb's ski meet


The Giant Slalom
Originally uploaded by Jery McNutz.

I had the day off on Tuesday, so I went to Boyne Highlands to watch Kaleb race in the Petoskey Invitational. By the time I got there I had missed his first run in the slalom. He had fallen, but finished with a time of 41.01s. The second run was ok with 35s. There was a lunch break, and then the Giant Slalom.

The GS looked fun. It has the much more sweeping turns and faster down hill runs. I shot a 30 sec video that is here at You Tube with the camera of his first run. While lining up the camera, I missed that he almost fell. His time was 33.02s. His second run, I shot all stills. He ran almost 2s faster with 31.57 and at least for awhile was 4th fastest on the second run out of about 40 some skiers.

Update: Here's a clip from the Petoskey News-Review: For the Boyne City boys, who finished eighth, Kaleb McNamara placed a team-best 12th in GS, while Tom Hague was 25th in GS; Mike Cortwright, 26th in GS; Nick Simeri tied for 25th in slalom; and Joe Shear was 31st in slalom.

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