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The Quincy High ski team, from left, Sam Lawson, Kai Hall, Cody Morrison, Luke Zempel, James White and Lucas Fernandez take three of the top five places in the giant slalom at Boreal Mountain on Jan. 16. Photo by Chad Hyink

Quincy High ski team takes first in giant slalom

The Quincy High School ski team took first, third and fifth places in the giant slalom competition Jan. 16 out of 34 skiers competing on Boreal Mountain.

Cody Morrison placed first, Kai Hall placed third, Luke Zempel placed fifth, Sam Lawson placed 16th, James White placed 21st and Lucas Fernandez placed 27th.

“It was a great first race of the season for us,” said coach Chad Hyink. “With their performances last year, I expected Cody and Kai to finish pretty high in the standings. Luke really stepped it up and had a great race with the fifth-place finish,” said Hyink.

The three high scores achieved by the experienced returning ski team members presented a good example for the three new members of the team.

The new team members are Lawson, White and Fernandez. Both freshmen Lawson and White participated on the Johnsville ski team, which gives them some race experience, according to coach Hyink.

The next scheduled races are Jan. 27 and 30 at Northstar.

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