First, I am so sorry to report that we have a second covid positive case. This athlete is from a different pod than that of our first positive case. I cannot see how the cases are linked. I think all of you have done a fantastic job wearing your masks at practices. With three weeks remaining in the season, we should double our efforts to stay socially distanced at practices. When waiting in line to take a training or race run, please maintain six feet of distance between yourself and other athletes. No clustering at the bottom of the hill. And when not on the hill, please maintain six feet of social distance with anyone who is not in your family unit and be sure you and the other person(s) are wearing masks. It would be nice if you could avoid indoor socializing with anyone from outside your family for the next three weeks, but I know that is not always possible. If you are car-pooling to the hill with another family, I suggest that you keep a window cracked in the car to help with air circulation.
Second, Daniel was in the process of setting up training at Wild Mt for those athletes who are vying for a spot on a section championship squad. We are canceling that project to minimize pod interaction. Our only practice on Saturday will be at Hyland from 7:45-10:15AM.
Third, attached are the race plan and run orders for Friday's race with the Academy of Holy Angels.
PLEASE NOTE: VARSITY AND JV WILL RUN TOGETHER.
AHA does not have a jv squad this race so we will run our JV skiers at the end of the run order. NO 6PM JV RACE.
So.... Inspection will open for BOTH JV AND VARSITY at 3:45PM. If you can't be on the hill until 4PM you will still have enough time for inspection. Go directly to the race venue (lanes 1 and 2) when you arrive at Hyland.
Race Volunteers: I have combined the folks who signed up to work the varsity and jv races. Given the time change for the JV skiers, it is possible that some JV race volunteers will be unavailable for a 4:30 race start. If this is the case, let me know. You could always work the 2nd run if you can get there in time. My guess is that the 2nd run would start somewhere between 5:15 and 5:30. We still could use a few more gate judges.