Intermountain Division Alpine ski racing for the 2004-05 season debuted last weekend with the running of the Eric Hays Memorial gate races on Payday run at Park City, Utah.
Some 150 men and 100 women tackled slalom gates Saturday and Sunday, then finished with giant slalom Monday and Tuesday. In the field were 47 from the Sun Valley and Hailey ski teams.
The best finishing local junior was Sun Valley's 16-year-old Lauren Eder, 11th and 12th overall in the slaloms and 4th and 5th in her J2 age class. Not far behind was Calley Brown, who cracked the top 20 overall and was 7th in the J2 ranks.
Monday, Eder put the pedal to the metal and podiumed with a third place of 88 female finishers in the giant slalom. She was second in the J2 class behind winner Kiley Staples of Rowmark Ski Academy.
Women's slalom winner was Alyssa Cartmill, 18, of Avon, Colo. and Rowmark.
Robin Sarchett, 30, of Hailey was 9th and 10th in SL behind the New England-based winners Paul McDonald, 20, of Dartmouth College and Issaquah, Wash., and Greg Hardy, 21, of University of Vermont. On Monday, Sarchett placed third overall .62 seconds behind race winner McDonald in the men's GS.
Here are weekend-best slalom placings for the local juniors on Payday, followed by another list of Monday's best GS placings for SV/HST skiers:
J1 boys: 7—Hunter Storey. 10—Dewey Moss. 11—Kristian Timmons. 12—Cameron Minor. 17—Taylor Stoecklein. 18—Bryce Newcomb.
Others (overall placings): 9—Robin Sarchett. 19—Biche Rudigoz. 42—John Campbell.
J1 girls: 6—Lauren Parsons. 10—Laura Speck.
J2 boys: 9—Soren Ireland. 12—Dixon Mooseau and Tyler Chandler. 15—Corey Bellinger. 16—Tristan Brown. 19—John D. Anderson. 22—Casey Bennett. 26—John David Davidson. 27—Ben Gourlay. 29—Michael Greer. 30—Matthew Preucil. 33—Derek Blash. 34—Toby Eagan. 35—Scott Isaacs.
J2 girls: 4—Lauren Eder. 7—Calley Brown. 13—Shanny Cohen. 14—Katie Rothgeb. 17—Alisa Durkheimer. 20—Amanda Alexander. 21—Grayson Palmer. 23—Sara Berman.
J3 boys: 4—Travis Stone. 15—Barrett Cincotta. 17—Riley Berman. 24—Tanner Flanigan. 29—Colter Brehmer.
J3 girls: 5—Ali Maricich. 11—Ainsley Gourlay. 22—Marissa Dreyer. 23—Jasmine Campbell. 25—Madeline duPont. 27—Bailey Ireland. 28—Hanna Curran. 34—Emily O'Reilly. 37—Alexandra Neeley. 42—Annie Shafran.
In giant slalom:
J1 boys: 13—Dewey Moss. 14—Hunter Storey. 15—Cameron Minor. 16—Kristian Timmons. 18—Taylor Stoecklein. 20—Bryce Newcomb.
Others (overall placings): 3—Robin Sarchett. 44—John Campbell.
J1 girls: 4—Lauren Parsons. 12—Laura Speck.
J2 boys: 13—John D. Anderson. 15—Dixon Mooseau. 17—John David Davidson. 20—Soren Ireland. 23—Corey Bellinger. 24—Tristan Brown. 27—Matthew Preucil. 29—Ben Gourlay. 31—Casey Bennett. 32—Ryon Campbell. 34—Toby Eagan. 35—Scott Isaacs. 36—Michael Greer. 37—Tyler Chandler. 38—Derek Blash.
J2 girls: 2—Lauren Eder. 13—Calley Brown. 17—Shanny Cohen. 18—Alisa Durkheimer. 22—Grayson Palmer.
J3 boys: 9—Barrett Cincotta. 10—Travis Stone. 17—Riley Berman. 30—Tanner Flanigan. 37—Colter Brehmer.
J3 girls: 11—Ali Maricich. 18—Ainsley Gourlay. 19—Marissa Dreyer. 28—Hanna Curran. 29—Bailey Ireland. 33—Jasmine Campbell. 38—Alexandra Neeley. 39—Madeline duPont. 40—Emily O'Reilly. 42—Annie Shafran.