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For the week of January 31 through February 6, 2001

Higgins is quickest down Snowbird slope

JO Winter Games slalom

First-year J2 Sean Higgins of the Sun Valley Ski Team collected another Intermountain Cup/Junior Olympic slalom win Friday in a Utah Winter Games gate race for 95 men at Snowbird, Utah.

Higgins, fifth after the first 56-gate run, turned up the juice and turned in the fastest second run to win by .17 seconds. Placing just off the podium by .01 second was fourth place Zachary Brown.

Adding a runner-up finish in Saturday’s SL against a tough field of predominantly Utah racers, Higgins showed he is well prepared to compete at a higher level. Last winter Higgins was the Western Region J3 giant slalom king and SL runner-up.

Sunday, second-year J2 Brown, 16, placed second behind James Moffat, 19, of Park City in the giant slalom, at Park City. Hailey’s Lauren Eder won J4 girls. Brown was second again Monday in the David Wright Memorial GS.

The following are series-best class placings for Sun Valley and Hailey ski teamers at Snowbird/Park City:


J1 boys, SL: 3—Christopher Tatsuno. Boys GS: 2—Tatsuno.


J2 boys, SL: 1—Sean Higgins. 3—Zachary Brown. 8—Erik Nelson and Michael McClure. 10—Jason Eder. 13—Evan Peebles. 21—Drew Stoecklein. 25—Luke Speer. 31—Alex Nelson. 33—Marcus Acker. Boys GS: 1—Brown. 4—Higgins. 7—McClure. 13—Peebles. 14—Jason Eder. 17—Erik Nelson. 29—Marcus Acker. 31—Speer. 35—Alex Nelson. 36—Stoecklein.


J2 girls: 4—Laura Durkheimer. 7—Tracy Chubb. 10—Abby Dubois. 15—Kimberly Brown. Girls GS: 12—Durkheimer. 15—Dubois. 17—Chubb. 19—Alexandra Jackson. 24—Brown.


J3 boys: 7—Slater Storey and Ash Higgins. 8—Hunter Storey. 11—Matt Job and Eric Leyse. 14—Luke Chaney. 20—Kristian Timmons. 21—Cameron Minor. 22—Willi Cannell. 27—Taylor Stoecklein. 29—Whitney Harbaugh. Boys GS: 7—Job and Slater Storey. 8—Leyse. 9—Dewey Moss. 14—Hunter Storey. 20—Ash Higgins. 23—Chaney. 25—Cannell. 26—Minor and Timmons. 27—Stoecklein.


J3 girls: 5—Jessie Ehrenkrook and Charlotte Gourlay. 9—Amy Alexander. 14—Laura Speck. 16—Lauren Parsons. 19—Cassidy Doucette. 20—Danielle Maniere. Girls GS: 4—Ehrenkrook. 9—Gourlay. 12—Alexander. 13—Doucette. 16—Speck. 19—Parsons. 20—Maniere.


J4 girls: 2—Lauren Eder. Girls GS: 1—Eder.


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