Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring Series races bring season to a close

For SVSEF alpine kids

Taking some of their final turns of the 2010-11 alpine ski racing season, top Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation athletes traveled to Oregon and Washington State this week for spring ski racing against some of the country's Elite racers.

During the Western Region Elite FIS Spring Series at Mission Ridge, Wash., Teagen Palmer finished as the second J2 (ages 15-16) and was 27th of 81 two-run finishers in Sunday's giant slalom. Her teammate Nicole Roos was the fourth J2 and 31st overall.

Other Mission Ridge highlights included a sixth-place super giant slalom finish out of 121 racers for Miles Fink-Debray, 22, in Friday's speed race on Skookum. J1 (ages 17-19) Tanner Farrow placed 13th overall in Sunday's slalom.

At the Western Region Open FIS Series on the slopes at Mt. Hood Meadows in Oregon, Sun Valley's Sofia DeWolfe was the 17th J2 and 22nd overall in Sunday's slalom. She finished three slaloms, placing 23rd and 21st in her class and 27th and 24th overall in the slaloms.

Here are Mission Ridge placings in a field of about 85 women and 120 men in the Spring Series events:

Teagen Palmer 27-GS, 33-SG, 30-Super Combined; Nicole Roos 31-GS, 49-SG, 74-SG, 58-Super Combined; and Sierra Fox 43-GS, 18-SG, 23-SG, 25-Super Combined;

Tanner Farrow 13-SL, 38-SG, 29-SG; Miles Fink-Debray 18-SL, 18-SG, 6-SG, 10-Super Combined; Harlan Collins 48-SL, 74-SG, 65-Super Combined; Miles Sweek 53-SL, 108-SG, 86-SG, 85-Super Combined; Ben Kanellitsas 54-SL, 81-SG, 100-SG; Connor Farrow 55-SL, 83-SG, 105-SG, 71-Super Combined;

Kipling Weisel 70-SG, 79-SG; and Tanner Dirstine 104-SG, 117-SG, 91-Super Combined.

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