Ski Racing is the Sport of the Month for March 2017
While Gould spends much of March focused on Four Point activities and on break, our on-snow athletes are often just hitting their strides. The two student-athletes we are honoring as Athletes of the Month for March were at the top of their game in some of the biggest ski racing events of the year.
Maxx Parys ’20
Maxx has been a consistent performer all year long for Gould Academy, but his performance at the Eastern U16 Championships bumped it up a notch. Maxx finished 11th in the field for his first Slalom Run and then 3rd in his second run. This qualified him to move on to U16 Nationals. Maxx also finished 10th in Super G. At U16 Nationals at Sugarloaf, Maxx finished 18th, but was the fifth fastest first year U16 competitor. The month of March also saw Maxx participate in Ninth Grade Four Point with the rest of his classmates spending two weeks in China as part of a cultural exchange.
“Both Maxx and Ashley have have had a tremendous season and an incredible month of March. Both skiers have had outstanding performances at the highest USSA level regionally as well as at a national and FIS international level. Their achievements reflect the direction that our snow sports program is going.”
Kurt Simard | Director of On Snow Programs
Ashley Humphreys ’18
Ashley closed her strong 2016/17 alpine season with a stellar month of March. Ashley entered the start gate at FIS Eastern Cup Finals at Sunday River and went toe to toe with a field packed with college skiers. Ashley finished 30th in the Giant Slalom and 29th in her first Slalom run, but was the 3rd fastest time among athletes born in the year 2000. Ashley then moved on to the Eastern Development Championships where she posted the 5th fastest time for her age in both runs of the Slalom.
Congratulations to both Ashley and Maxx for a great season and for making Gould proud! Go Huskies!
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