Friday, December 25, 2009

Fink-Debray wraps up Hays with GS victory

Park City tech series on Payday

Four-time Baldy Hill Climb men's champion Miles Fink-Debray, 21, posted a nearly one-second victory in Tuesday's men's giant slalom on the final day of the Eric Hays Memorial Open Series at Park City (Utah).

Sun Valley skier Fink-Debray won both runs on Payday ski run as the four-day U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association technical racing series came to an end. There were 135 starters and 111 finishers, mainly from Idaho, Utah and Wyoming.

First-year J1 (ages 17-19) Bergen Palmer of Sun Valley was 12th overall and fifth in his class. Sun Valley J3 (13-14) Kipling Weisel podiumed in his class with a third place, 41st overall, followed closely by J3s K.J. Savaria and Ben Kanellitsas.

Teagen Palmer, a first-year J2 (15-16) from the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, was 13th of 80 finishers and seventh in her class.

Class placings for SVSEF covering Tuesday's giant slalom:

J1 boys: Bergen Palmer 5-GS; Willie Adicoff 12-GS; and Ryan Foster 14-GS.

J1 girls: Nina Hirner 6-GS; and Karlee Stagg 7-GS.

J2 boys: Harlan Collins 11-GS; Tanner Farrow 13-GS; Tanner Dirstine 14-GS; Connor Farrow 26-GS; Colin Waycott 31-GS; Dylan Carroll 33-GS; Gardner Cord 36-GS; Miles Sweek DNF-GS; Jordan Levin DNF-GS; and Alexandre Bridgeman DNF-GS.

J2 girls: Teagen Palmer 7-GS; Corrine Smith 16-GS; Natalie Vorsteveld 18-GS; and Reta Flynt 19-GS.

J3 boys: Kipling Weisel 3-GS; K.J. Savaria 5-GS; Ben Kanellitsas 6-GS; Cole Caulkins 10-GS; Taylor Adler 23-GS; William Harder 27-GS; Lane Coulthard 33-GS; and Tanner Josey DNF-GS.

J3 girls: Sofia DeWolfe 12-GS; Natalie Bunting 18-GS; Jordan Fitzgerald 23-GS; Marcia Smith 26-GS; and Marlow Mizer 31-GS.

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