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The Wellesley Nordic ski team is off to a strong start this season, having competed well in each of their first three races, according to coach John Fantini.
The team is captained by Claire Sibold and Eve Driver on the girls’ side, and Teddy Sevilla and Jason Canaday on the boys’ side, and the four captains have provided excellent leadership to their teammates and have been great examples through the first three races.
The first race for the Nordic ski team was on January 13 at the Weston Ski Track, where the girls came in first place and the boys earned a second place finish.
Ella Redmond came in second overall for the girls with a time of 11:46, while Kate Weinberg came in fourth at 12:52, Emily Meara came in sixth in 13:35, Sibold came in eighth in 13:59 and Katie Smith finished in ninth place in 14:06.
On the boys’ side, the Raiders came in second to Dover-Sherborn. Canaday finished in fourth in 10:36 and Sevilla finished in seventh with a time of 12:18.
On January 20 the girls won big in a race at the Weston Ski Track when they finished with 476 points, while second place Newton North finished with 432 points.
Redmond came in first place with a time of 14:51, while Weinberg finished in fourth with a time of 16:05. Also finishing in the top ten for the Raiders were Sibold (seventh), Driver (eighth), Smith (ninth) and Emma Simon (10th).
The boys once again finished in second to Dover-Sherborn, but it was close as the final score was 464-449. Canaday finished in fourth with a time of 12:49, while Sevilla came in 10th and Alex Izikson came in 11th.
The Wellesley girls’ Nordic ski team won their third race on January 27 when they placed six girls in the top 10, continuing their streak of not having lost a league race in over two years. They scored 485 points to Dover-Sherborn’s 412. Redmond came in second overall in 14:49, Weinberg finished in third in 15:17, Driver came in fourth in 15:23, Sibold came in fifth in 15:24 and Meara came in sixth in 15:25.
The boys finished tied for second with Newton North behind Dover-Sherborn. Canaday again led the way for the Raiders by finishing fourth in 13:06, while his co-captain Sevilla came in 10th at 15:53.