GS silver for
Gourlay in JOs
Turning in a lightning-quick
second run, Sun Valley Ski Team racer Charlotte Gourlay earned a silver
medal in giant slalom Sunday during the Western Region J1-J2 Junior
Olympics at Mt. Bachelor, Ore.
Gourlay, 16, led a solid 2-4-6
showing by Sun Valley women in the two-run race. Lauren Eder finished
fourth and Lauren Parsons sixth, as 52 of 65 women completed both runs.
A Wood River High School senior,
Gourlay also placed sixth in Saturday’s super giant slalom, and was 27th
in Friday’s women’s downhill at the prestigious race. She was one of the
top combined racers entering Tuesday’s slalom finale.
Racing on her home course,
Laurenne Ross, 15, of Klamath Falls, Ore. won the first three women’s
races at Junior Olympics, where 160 of the West’s best 15-17 year olds
For the 11 local men at Bachelor,
best finishes in the first three races were Kristian Timmons eighth in
super giant slalom, Cameron Minor ninth in downhill and Andrew Benson
eighth in giant slalom.
Here are placings by race:
Women: Charlotte Gourlay
27-DH, 6-SG, 2-GS; Lauren Parsons 30-DH, 14-SG, 6-GS; Lauren Eder 4-GS;
Amy Alexander 17-GS.
Men: Cameron Minor 9-DH,
12-GS; Kristian Timmons 42-DH, 8-SG, 38-GS; Andrew Benson 55-DH, 36-SG,
8-GS; Tyler Chandler 35-DH, 14-SG, 55-GS; Jason Eder 65-DH, 15-SG,
Hunter Storey 57-DH, 30-SG, 20-GS; Dixon Mooseau 16-SG, 30-GS; Corey
Bellinger 61-DH, 28-SG, 53-GS; Slater Storey 50-SG, 41-GS; Luke Chaney
68-SG, 60-GS; Miles Fink-Debray 72-DH, 62-SG.