The Marian Mustang’s had both of their upper classman qualify individually for the Division 1 State Championship Finals. Senior Madison Roseik qualified for the afternoon slalom event starting in the 4.5 flight. Junior Olivia Weymouth returned for her third time in both the morning giant slalom and slalom events. Olivia qualified in the early individual flight of 2.5.
Olivia represented the Mustangs well in the morning GS event. After winning run one and taking second in run two a year ago for 2nd overall she reversed her fortunes in 2018. She approached run one with the tactics that you can’t win the individual championship in run one but rather you win it in run two. She set herself up well after run one, then skied a tactically smart pitch and attacked at the bottom of the pitch above the delay and across the flats to take her first individual State championship. This championship marks her third straight 1st Team All-State award in GS to go with a 1st Team All-State her freshman year in SL.
Team Captain Madison also showed that the long hours in the gym, in training courses and added travel to train in northern Michigan on weekends can pay dividends. Her first time qualifying without being a member of a team showed real race craft growth. She skied well forward of her qualifying position to take 28th overall in the afternoon slalom. She was 33rd after run one and took advantage of the extremely hard and icy conditions to continue skiing forward for her best finish at the State Finals.
Olivia didn’t fair as well in the slalom event. While showing the speed she displayed while winning regionals she made a mistake in the flush after the pitch and straddled the entire lower five gates of the combination, ending her day early.