Lenox Girls, Boys Win County Alpine Titles
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Helena Jankovic and Madison DiGrigoli Wednesday led the Lenox girls downhill ski team to a first-place finish and a perfect season at Bousquet.
The Millionaires placed first in all six of the Berkshire County League’s races to finish with 60 points, six points ahead of runner-up Monument Mountain.
Lenox’s boys also won the team championship for the season, holding on despite placing fifth in the five-team league on Wednesday night.
Taconic took first place in Wednesday’s meet behind individual medalist Andrew King.
King beat runner-up Keegan Leach of Monument Mountain by nearly 2-½ seconds.
Leach’s Spartans finished second on Wednesday night.
Wahconah’s boys, who got a sixth-place finish from Mitchell Scalise, finished third on Wednesday, but it was not enough to catch Lenox in the season standings as Lenox edged Wahconah by two points.
Lenox placed a league-leading three skiers in the top 10 in the season individual standings, which King led after a perfect season of first-place finishes in all six races.
Leach was the second-fastest boy in the county this winter. He was joined by teammate Andrew Churchill in the top 10.
The top 10 boys included Lenox’s Max DiGrigoli (fourth), Rocco Piretti and Isaac Tabakin, Wahconah’s Scalise (fifth) and Alex Sternerup and Pittsfield’s Charlie Heimann and Owen Gutzmer.
Jankovic, DiGrigoli and teammate Molly Knight also finished as the top three girls in the league based on their season-long performances.
Taylor Knight finished fifth in the individual rankings for the Millionaires.
The top 10 girls in the league included Monument Mountain’s Paige Lussier (fourth), Olivia Ruggiero, Emma Soule and Alice Pajeski. Wahconah’s Cecelia Dunham was sixth, and Pittsfield’s Lena Ungewitter finished seventh in the individual rankings.
Girls team season standings: 1. Lenox, 60 points; 2. Monument Mountain, 54; 3. Pittsfield, 48; 4. Taconic, 41; 5. Wahconah, 37.
Boys team season standings: 1. Lenox, 53 points; 2. Wahconah, 51; Taconic, 50; Monument Mountain, 48; Pittsfield, 38.