2019 Regional All-Stars Nordic skiing: Patriots sweep the podium

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Our 2019 Regional All-Stars Gala Nordic skiing athletes:

Girls Nordic skier of the year: Natalie Jelley, Mount Anthony senior

Natalie Jelley was a crucial piece in the Mount Anthony girls Nordic skiing team winning the Marble Valley League championship.

At the Vermont state championships, Jelley finished third in the individual classic race and helped her relay team to a third place finish as well. In the freestyle race, she was a fourth-place finisher.

She helped Vermont to a win in the Eastern championships with three top 15 finishes throughout the weekend.

Jelley was named a MVL all-star at season's end.

Co-boys Nordic skier of the year: Noah Payne, Mount Anthony senior

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Noah Payne played a crucial role in the Mount Anthony boys Nordic skiing team winning its first Vermont state championship since 2010.

In the relay that decided the state title, Payne anchored the MAU group as he skied the last leg in 9 minutes, 4.2 seconds, giving the Patriots a comfortable win over Brattleboro. He finished sixth in the individual race that day and was third in the freestyle race the week before.

Payne helped the Vermont team to a win in the Eastern championships as one of the four MAU skiers to compete.

Co-boys Nordic skier of the year: Jack Drew, Mount Anthony junior

Jack Drew was critical to the Mount Anthony boys Nordic skiing team winning its first Vermont state championship since 2010.

He led off the relay that clinched the state title for MAU with a 9 minutes, 28.4 second run. In the individual race that day, Drew was the highest-finishing Patriot in fourth. He also finished fourth in the freestyle race.

He helped Vermont to a win in the Eastern championships with two top 15 finishes during the weekend.

Drew was named a MVL all-star at season's end.


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