The Mustang’s loaned out their senior captain Olivia Weymouth and ski team coach Mark Weymouth for the High School National Championships in Attitash New Hampshire. Olivia was Team Michigan’s girls captain in this first time effort to send girls and boys teams to compete at Nationals.
Racing kicked off with slalom on Friday and Olivia immediately put herself in contention by finishing run one in second place only 0.39 back of her former Rocky/Central Division US Skiing teammate. In the second run Marian’s senior turned the intensity way up and put a blistering run down that had her finish with a 1.32 second overall win. Olivia’s strong pace backed up her 2.50 second slalom win at State Championships a week earlier. Olivia becomes Michigan’s first high school National Champion in ski racing.
Team Michigan’s girls turned a strong team effort in slalom into a 50+ lead going into the giant slalom racing. The Marian senior once more skied well in GS posting 3rd and 4th place runs, taking a second All-American finish to go with her two State Championship GS wins. Top six are recognized on the podium for both SL and GS at Nationals. Olivia finished the week of racing out in 2nd overall for the Championships.
Team Michigan came into the event ranked 9th and with the teams strong results led by Olivia Weymouth, they left New Hampshire as the newly crowned Champions. The Michigan girls were completely dominate while winning by over 200 points.
Photo 1: Teammates, top seed Olivia Weymouth #9 and second seed Megan Paasche #20 wait with tense nerves as they cheer on their teammates at the bottom of the GS finish before winning the National Championship.
Photo 2: Team Michigan Girls