Northwest Alpine skiing closed the 2019-20 season Feb. 6 in the 5A section meet at Afton Alps.
Junior Colin Burfeind was in the hunt for a state berth following his first run, sitting in 20th place, but he lost control at the top of the slope with the course setter angling the path and making the turns very quick. He recovered and finished the second run, but that ended up being the 70th-fastest time on the final course of the day. Burfeind finished 56th overall in 1 minute, 23.58 seconds (33.31, 50.27).
His brother Christian Burfeind ended up leading the team with a 33rd-place finish, and junior Will Karkoc (pictured right) was 36th. Peter Melbye was 45th.
Senior Katie Bottema was the girls leader. She took 51st in 1:24.49. She was in 47th after her first run of 43.68, and her second run was in 41.34.
Karin Reiterer and Dylan Shoemaker were 66th and 67th. Reiterer’s time was 1:30.85 with a first run of 47.28 and a second run of 43.57. Shoemaker’s time was 1:31.63 with a first run of 47.21 and a second run of 44.42.