For the third consecutive winter, the Ellicottville girls ski team returned from the NYSPHSAA championships with a team title. But this time, the Eagles brought a couple new medals for Logan Fredrickson, crowned the state individual champion in North Creek in both the slalom and giant slalom.
On Tuesday, she made it two-for-two, winning the state GS title by .41 seconds with a total time of 2:20.41 after two runs. She finished the first run in 1:08.57 and the second in 1:11.84. Samantha Burton from Section 1 was second at 2:21.22.
Logan’s twin sister Hayly Fredrickson was seventh overall in a field of 59 racers at 2:27.38 (1:11.49, 1:15.89). Cece Carls was 29th at 2:34.96 and her sister Emmylu was 38th at 2:41.88.
Logan Fredrickson discusses the state championships in a video posted to the NYSPHSAA Twitter account on Tuesday.
“It feels unreal,” she said, “I didn’t expect to do this well and it’s just incredible. I’m so happy.”
On Monday, Logan Fredrickson took first in the state in the slalom as part of day one of the alpine ski competition. She won the state championship by more than three seconds, finishing with a total time of 1:35.66 after runs of :46.66 and :49.00 seconds. In second was Hannah Klingbiel of Section 2 at 1:38.77.
“Last year I did better in the GS, but this year I was just trying to stay confident in both,” Logan Fredrickson said in the video on Tuesday, comparing the two events. “(Monday), I did very well and I was very surprised by that. So I just tried to keep the same mindset and hopefully do just as well.”
Hayly Fredrickson was fifth in the state in the slalom. Hayly Fredrickson marked a time of 1:43.56 (50.30, 53.26). Also from Ellicottville, Emmylu Carls was 45th (2:05.84).