Gjermo and Gibb are SAHS Athletes of the Week

 

SAHS Athletes of the Week

Natalie GjermoGirls alpine skiing

Natalie Gjermo

Natalie Gjermo

Following an indifferent performance at the season-opening Wild Mountain Invite, the Stillwater girls’ alpine ski team is off to a strong start with victories in each of its first Suburban East Conference races.

Natalie Gjermo has contributed to first-place efforts by the Ponies at Welch Village on Jan. 3 and at Afton Alps on Tuesday. The junior was Stillwater’s top finisher in fourth place with a time of 1:05.8 on Tuesday, narrowing edging fifth-place teammate Story Schwantes. Gjermo finished seventh at Welch Village when she turned in a time of 1:00.86 as the Ponies held off rivals Mounds View and East Ridge each time.

Stillwater is slated to compete at the Buck Hill Invite on Friday.

 

Liam GibbBoys swimming and diving

Liam Gibb

Liam Gibb

Few teams can match Stillwater’s strength in diving — a trio that is led by four-time state qualifier Liam Gibb.

The senior placed second with a score of 204.45, which was just 1.05 out of first place, at Saturday’s Maroon and Gold Invitational as the Ponies finished eighth overall in the rugged 14-team field in the Gold Division. Gibb also turned in a winning score of 195.75 to finish in front of teammates Colin Eason and Anthony Shanley in Tuesday’s 94-81 Suburban East Conference victory over Forest Lake. Prior to that, he posted a score of 210.05 in a conference win over Park on Jan. 3.

The Ponies (3-1 SEC, 3-1) travel to White Bear Lake dual meet tonight.

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