Mackenzie girls win double bronze in Ontario ski finals


Mackenzie’s girls were racking up successes and building a name for themselves on the slopes recently.

First off was the Alpine Skiing OFSAA competition held at Osler Bluff in Collingwood, February 27 and 28.

The five-person team of Wren Rauliuk Dunn, Edie Tumber, Maud Patterson, Adria McAuley, and Maeva Liechti faced off against teams from all public and private schools in the province in the high school competition.

Facing a very technical pair of courses on the first day the girls excelled in the Slalom competition.

Against a field of 88 skiers, Wren came away with a 5th place finish, Edie with an 11th, Maud in 35th, and Adria in 36th.

While Maeva had a fantastic second run, a missed gate in the first disqualified her from the race.

The combined points were enough to edge out many of their more experienced counterparts and the team took home the Team Bronze in the Slalom event.

On the second day the team faced the giant slalom: their preferred event.

Wren again powered her way to fifth (it had to be the skinsuit), Edie finished strong in 15th, Maud in 26th, Adria in 35th, and Maeva in 38th.

Their points again put the team in third, and they left OFSAA with two team Bronze medals, and a reputation as one of the high school teams to beat in the future…

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