Ski and Snowboard Club”s Byrne gets hat trick
WINTER PARK – The Millennium Bank Colorado Junior Ski Cup Championships had slalom racing on the docket at Winter Park Saturday, and Ski and Snowboard Club Vail’s Greta Byrne notched her third win in three days, taking first by a whopping 3.17 seconds.”Greta is skiing the way she can,” said coach Nick Asoian. “She is relaxed and having fun.” Cannon O’Brien took the top spot for the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail men with his sixth place finish, while Christoph Niederhauser skied to ninth place with the fastest second run by almost one second.”Niederhauser got caught up on his edge in the first run, which slowed him considerably,” said Asoian. “He skied his second run like he had nothing to lose; it was flawless.”Sean McCormick took 11th, Colin Hayes finished third for the J2 men and 14th overall, and Zachary Ziolkowski skied to a fourth for the J2 men and 15th overall.”All the SSCV guys are skiing solid, with minimal mistakes,” said Asoian.The Millennium Bank Colorado Junior Ski Cup Championships continue today with another slalom for the men and women.STEAMBOAT SPRINGSKeane, Lange ski to medalsSlalom was the race for Saturday at the J4 Rocky/Central Championships, with a morning and afternoon slalom run for the boys and girls.The morning slalom for the boys had SSCV’s Jack Keane and Colby Lange take first and second.”I’m pretty excited about my win in the morning run,” said Keane. “I didn’t feel that good in the top section of the course, but in the bottom part I pressed on and nailed it.” Brendan Keane, Flinn Lazier, and Luke Vickerman skied to sixth, ninth, and 16th in the morning’s race.Whitney Merriman and Paula Cooper took 12th and 15th in the morning slalom for the girls. The afternoon race for the boys saw Jack Keane take his second podium of the day with a third place, missing the silver by only 0.08 seconds. Lange took fourth in the afternoon race with Brendan Keane finishing eighth, and Lazier in ninth. Nellie Talbot and Merriman skied to eighth and 14th, respectively, in the afternoon.As an added bonus, Jack Keane won the overall slalom title for the Rocky/Central J4 Championships. After a super-g race, a giant slalom, and two slalom races, SSCV’s Lange and Jack Keane tied for second place for the overall title in the J4 Championships.
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