With all eyes this week focused this week on this year's MPA state championships, it's important to note that the competitive ski season will continue. On Satureday, February 20th, top high school skiers from around the state will gather at Black Mountain to compete for a chance to represent Maine at the Eastern High School Championships.
Eastern High School Championship Qualifier Information!
February 20, 2016 @ Black Mountain!
1. If an alpine racer (Male or Female) comes in the top 15 in either discipline
(Slalom or Giant Slalom) at their respective state meet (class “A”, or “B”)
they may attend the qualifier for a chance to make the state team and represent the state of Maine at the Eastern High School Championships.
2. The run order for the Qualifier is determined by the results from the state meet. 1st place slalom “A”, 1st place slalom “B”, 1st place GS “A”, 1st place GS “B”, 2nd place slalom “A”, 2nd place slalom “B”, 2nd place GS “A”, 2nd place GS “B”, and so on.
3. The actual times are TBA, but the rough schedule is: Two runs of GS in the morning and two runs of slalom in the afternoon.
4. The state team is determined by the following: We take the best GS place and add it to the best slalom place. That will be the athletes score for the day. E.g. if an athlete gets a 6th place on the first run of the GS and a 10th on the second run, we take the 6th place as 6 points. If that same athlete got a 4th on the first run of the slalom and a 12th on the second run we would take the 4th as four points. Add the best GS place and the best slalom place, that athlete would have a final score of 10 points for the day. Any ties we go to the athlete’s third best place.
5. The state team is made of 12 males and 12 females with no alternates!
6. Athletes should only come to the qualifier if they are serious about joining the
7. The EHSC is being held at Attitash Mountain, on March 4th, 5th, and 6th. The
4th is a training day.
8. Each athlete should come to the qualifier ready to write a check for $36 made out to Mark Cyr.
9. The cost covers race fees, jackets, a pizza reception for the Maine team, a banquet Saturday evening, and to help defer the hotel costs for the coaches.
10. The cost for the qualifier itself is $36. Checks made out to Black Mountain.
11. If an athlete was a member of the state team last year, but did not come in the top fifteen for either event at their state meet, they get an automatic bid to the qualifier, and will run at the end of the order.