Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Young racers are heroes in Soldier enduro

Sunday?s two-run race is a big hit


Hailey youngster Eli Conrad won the boys? portion of Sunday?s Soldier Mountain two-run enduro by more than two seconds. Photo by Willy Cook

Soldier Mountain Alpine Racing staged a Youth Ski League "Hero Enduro" race Sunday for kids in the J4 through J6 classes (ages 7-11).

Forty-eight kids had a good time on North Ridge run.

It was a two-run race. The first run was a single-gate giant slalom, standard gate format with a fun "pro bump" in the middle of the course. The second run was a single-gate, "hero-gate" slalom. Combined time from both runs determined the race winners.

Local two-run results:

Boys: 1—Eli Conrad 1:36.63. 2—Will Long 1:38.70. 3—Jay Fitzgerald. 4—Taylor Cooper. 5—Jack Rizzo. 6—Wyatt Smith. 7—Griffin Curtis. 8—Carter Miller. 9—Hayden Cowden. 10—Trenton Gerew. 11—River Curtis. 12—George Everitt. 13—Samuel Brown. 14—Erik Wilander. 15—Emmett Say. 16—George Kanellitsas. 17—Will Snyder. 18—Jackson Caputo. 19—Braden Flaherty. 20—Sean Flaherty. 22—Dane Flaherty.

Girls: 1—Alexandra Black 1:41.07. 2—Josie Allison 1:41.32. 3—Samantha Busby. 4—Margot Griffith. 5—Megan Murphy. 7—Lilly Jenner. 8—Poppy Vorse. 9—Julia Vorsteveld. 11—Loni Unser. 12—Molly Milgard.




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