It's been an interesting year for Freshman Zoe Noble. From breaking a pole in the first race of the season to being the top woman in the Alley Loop!
Struggles with illness, injury, and adjustment to college are starting to settle as Zoe is finding her stride on the team and in college racing.
The Alley Loop was nothing short of inspiring as Zoe started fast, some thought maybe too fast, and just kept getting stronger as she skied. Racers from other teams didn't worry about letting her go because they were sure she would die and they would catch her. I guess they didn't know of the LONG bike ride Zoe did this summer that prepared her so well for this distance.
Other skiers went from thinking she would die, to trying to hold on to just watching her power away. Zoe skied into a solid 3rd place following last seasons Rocky Mountain Conference Leader and a 2018 USCSA National Champion! Not intimidated in any way.
The second day was a 6.8km classic race and Zoe stepped to the line showing a little fatigue but it was hard to tell as she once again powered around the course to her best classic place and points. She seems to be on a roll.
She'll be racing hard to equal her placing in the 21km this weekend and also see what she can do in a classic team sprint. and we're all excited to see what she can do now that she knows she can ski a 21km!
In addition to crushing the trails the past weekend Zoe is a leader by example on the team as she continues to show incredible dedication at practice, fundraising and in the classroom.
Skiing with such poise, strength, and endurance as a freshman is rare but Zoe just keeps improving. We're looking forward to our home race and the rest of the season!
YOU ROCK OUR WORLD!!!
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