Hill-Murray’s Slaviero gains Alpine state berth

Zach Slaviero has one last competition remaining in his prep Alpine skiing career. The Hill-Murray senior is headed to the state meet this week. 

Slaviero clinched his second and final state berth by finishing seventh at the Section 4 championship meet on Feb. 8 at Wild Mountain in Taylors Falls.

The top 10 individuals who are not members of one of the two qualifying teams advance to the state meet. Slaviero was sixth among those top 10. His combined time of the two runs was 1:01.16. He posted the fifth-best time on the Red run at 31.97 seconds and the eight-best performance on the Blue run at 29.19 seconds.

The top time of 58.66 seconds went to Blake’s Blake Dekko.

St. Thomas Academy won the section team championship and Minneapolis Washburn was the runner-up. Both teams advance to the state meet. Hill-Murray finished 12th.

On the girls side, Minneapolis Southwest was the team champion and Blake took second place. Hill-Murray ended up in 11th.

Senior Maggie Blaney had Hill-Murray’s top time of 1:19.81 and finished 42nd overall.

The state Alpine ski meet is Feb. 15 at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.

 

Brian Meyers can be reached at bmeyers@lillienews.com or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.

Section 4 Alpine ski championships
Team scores

 

Boys
1 – St. Thomas Academy 440
2 – Minneapolis Washburn 413
3 – Hastings 408.5
4 – Blake 402
5 – East Ridge 398
6 – Woodbury 392.5
7 – Minnehaha Academy 383
8 – Simley 383
9 – St. Paul Academy 333
10 – Minneapolis Southwest 326
11 – Eagan 326
12 – Hill-Murray 320
13 – Roseville 278
14 – St. Paul Central 220
15 – Park-Cottage Grove 193
16 – Richfield 191
17 – Cretin-Derham Hall 168
18 – Mounds Park Academy 168
19 – St. Paul Highland Park 167
20 – Holy Angels 150
Girls
1 – Minneapolis Southwest 441
2 – Blake 429.5
3 – Hastings 393
4 – St. Paul Academy 381
5 – Woodbury 358
6 – Minneapolis Washburn 332
7 – Holy Angels 332
8 – East Ridge 318
9 – Roseville 290
10 – Eagan 286
11 – Hill-Murray 270
12 – St. Paul Highland Park 248
13 – Cretin-Derham Hall 222.5
14 – Simley 207
15 – Park-Cottage Grove 190
16 – Visitation 183
17 – Mounds Park Academy 178.5
18 – Minnehaha Academy 173.5
19 – St. Paul Central 144
20 – Richfield 129

 

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