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Ski and Snowboard Club Vail’s Byrne gets another Millennium victory

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WINTER PARK- Ski and Snowboard Club Vail’s Greta Byrne raced to another convincing giant slalom victory Friday in the Millennium Bank Colorado Junior Ski Cup Championships at Winter Park.

“I was relaxed, ” said Byrne. “And it was easy for me to ski well today.”

Byrne won the race by more than 2.5 seconds.

Cannon O’Brien skied to a third place Friday for the SSCV men, moving up a spot from Thursday’s fourth place finish.

Sean McCormick took fifth while Christoph Niederhauser, Colin Hayes, and Zachary Ziolkowski finished 12th, 13th, and 15th, respectively.

“We had to clear a lot of snow from the course before the race,” said coach Nick Foster. “And the team skied well in tough conditions.”

The Millennium Bank Colorado Junior Ski Cup Championships resume today with the men and women racing slalom at Winter Park.

Keane, Lange medal at J4 JOs

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – The Rocky/Central J4 Junior Olympics began Friday at Steamboat after weather delayed the opening race on Thursday.

Friday’s schedule saw super-G racing in the morning for 160 competitors representing more than 30 teams from both the Rocky and Central divisions, and Ski and Snowboard Club Vail’s Jack Keane took the silver, missing first by just over half of a second. Colby Lange placed third and Brendan Keane finished fifth.

Luke Vickerman, Jacob Dilling, Paul Cuthbertson, and Flinn Lazier took 10th, 11th, 13th, and 16th, respectively, with SSCV boys making up almost half of the top 16.

Nellie Talbot placed 12th for SSCV’s J4 girls in the morning super-G.

Friday afternoon, a one run giant slalom was held for the J4 boys and girls, and SSCV’s Colby Lange scored a fourth-place finish with Brendan Keane in sixth, Luke Vickerman, 14th, and Paul Cuthbertson skiing to a 16th.

Nellie Talbot finished 12th in the afternoon GS with Whitney Merriman in 17th and Haily Norvell placing 18th.

“The conditions were good today,” said coach Ian Lochhead. “I was impressed with how the team came ready to race after taking Thursday off because of the weather.”

The J4 Rocky Central Championships continue today with slalom racing for the boys and girls at Steamboat.


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