SSCV sweeps girls slalom
The Rocky/Central J4 Championships concluded on Saturday with slalom racing, and Ski & Snowboard Club Vail swept the podium in the morning race.”With the warm weather, the conditions held up well,” coach Brett Borgard said. “They salted the run in the afternoon, which firmed up the snow.”All three of the SSCV girls in the podium sweep saw success at these J4 Championships.Paula Cooper, second in both of Friday’s GS races, took first Saturday morning. Jennie Symons, the winner of two GS races on Friday, took second. Nellie Rose Talbot, first in Thursday’s super-G and third in the afternoon GS on Friday, took third.The first race for the boys had SSCV’s Colby Lange charge to the win. Lange won both GS races on Friday and raced to a second in the super-G on Thursday. Brad Seaborg, from Great Lakes Ski Academy, and Cornelius Cooper, from Sunlight, raced to second and third, respectively. Brendan Keane took fourth in the morning slalom for SSCV.The afternoon race for the SSCV girls had Gretchen Pavelich and Jessica McMurtry in fourth and fifth, respectively.Keane, the winner of Thursday’s super-G and second in the morning GS on Friday, took second in the afternoon slalom. Sunlight’s Cornelius Cooper placed first, with Buck Hill’s Andrew Shideman in third. SSCV’s Jacob Dilling placed fifth in the afternoon slalom.”Many of the SSCV skiers had their best results of the season racing in some of the toughest conditions at these J4 Championships,” Borgard said. “This is a testament to the hours of training they have put in on Golden Peak.”After the racing was over and the points were tallied, SSCV’s Paula Cooper placed first in the combined overall for the girls, while Lange took the overall win for the boys.Other SSCV notables in the overall for the girls: Symons placed second; Talbot, third; Jessica McMurtry, ninth; and Haley Frischholz, 10th.Overall for the SSCV boys: Keane, third; Bridger Gile, fourth; Flinn Lazier, sixth; Jacob Dilling, ninth.