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Wednesday — February 4, 2004


Local racers shine
in Flood Memorial

Zachary Brown, Lauren Eder post wins

Sun Valley’s Zachary Brown swept the men’s giant slalom and slalom events of the 14th annual Laura Flood Memorial ski races Saturday and Sunday on Baldy’s Cozy and Hemingway/Greyhawk ski runs.

Elitsa Storey runs gates in the Laura Flood Memorial. Express photo by Willy Cook

Brown, 19, captured Saturday’s GS by 1.47 seconds over former Sun Valley teammate Carl Rixon Jr., 21, and then added Sunday’s SL victory by 1.88 seconds over Chris Colpitts, 17, from Squaw Valley, Ca.

Monday’s Flood make-up men’s GS on Hemingway/Greyhawk saw Brown and Rixon place 2-3 behind race winner Erik Fisher of Rowmark.

Sun Valley’s Dixon Mooseau came up with a J2 (ages 15-16) class win in Sunday’s SL, placing seventh overall. Another Sun Valley J2 class winner was Lauren Eder, second overall in Sunday’s women’s GS.

And on Monday, J2 winner Eder won the women’s giant slalom in a field of 33 finishers by a full second over Sarah Lyman of Park City. She and Brown were Sun Valley’s only overall winners in the first three races.

Lauren Parsons enjoyed a productive weekend in the Flood Memorial. Express photo by Willy Cook

Meanwhile, Lauren Parsons of Sun Valley podiumed in second place among J2 women in both the weekend GS and SL—finishing third overall in Sunday’s GS. Dewey Moss of the Hailey Ski Team finished third in J2 during Monday’s men’s GS.

Cameron Minor of Sun Valley podiumed with a third place in J1 (17-18) men in Saturday’s GS.

J1 women Amy Alexander (GS) and Laura Durkheimer (SL) each took second place in their classes, and Charlotte Gourlay (GS) was third.

Skiers from Idaho, Wyoming and Utah, 73 men and 51 women, competed in last weekend’s Intermountain Division J1-J2 qualifiers for the 15-18 age classes. In the 124-skier field there were 39 local racers.

The race sponsored by the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation is named for Flood, an excellent Ketchum junior ski racer who died in 1990 at the age of 19.

Here are the top-five Laura Flood overall placings, then the class placings each day for Sun Valley and Hailey Ski Team competitors Saturday through Monday:

Monday, women’s GS: 1—Lauren Eder (SV) 1:39.60. 2—Sarah Lyman (Park City) 1:40.60. 3—Alexa Perkiel (Park City) 1:41.28. 4—Laura Durkheimer (Hailey) 1:41.93. 5—Charlotte Gourlay (SV) 1:43.66 (33 two-run finishers).

Monday, men’s GS: 1—Erik Fisher (Rowmark) 1:32.73. 2—Zachary Brown (SV) 1:33.30. 3—Carl Rixon Jr. (SV) 1:33.48. 4—Eric Straw 1:33.84. 5—Charles Christianson (Rowmark) 1:33.85 (57 two-run finishers).

Sunday, women’s GS: 1—Keleana Thorsen (Park City) 1:38.18. 2—Lauren Eder (SV) 1:38.21. 3—Lauren Parsons (SV) 1:39.46. 4—Amy Alexander (SV) 1:40.91. 5—Andrea Bembenek (Snowbird) 1:41.06 (39 two-run finishers).

Sunday, men’s SL: 1—Zachary Brown (SV) 1:35.81. 2—Chris Colpitts (Squaw Valley) 1:37.69. 3—Charles Christianson (Rowmark) 1:38.07. 4—Carl Rixon Jr. (SV) 1:38.10. 5—Erik Fisher (Rowmark) 1:38.81 (43 two-run finishers).

Saturday, women’s SL: 1—Keleana Thorsen (Park City) 1:52.80. 2—Laura Durkheimer (Hailey) 1:54.44. 3—Chelsea Shapard (Park City) 1:58.84. 4—Meredith Riley (Park City) 2:00.57. 5—Mikaela Martineau (Rowmark) 2:01.84 (34 two-run finishers).

Saturday, men’s GS: 1—Zachary Brown (SV) 1:38.29. 2—Carl Rixon Jr. (SV) 1:39.76. 3—Charles Christianson (Rowmark) 1:41.82. 4—Miles Fink-Debray (Park City) 1:42.22. 5—Mat Wallman (Park City) 1:42.63 (56 two-run finishers).

J1 women: Laura Durkheimer 5-GS, 2-SL, 2-GS; Amy Alexander 2-GS, 6-SL; Danielle Maniere 8-GS, 8-GS; Charlie Baser 12-GS, 11-GS.

J1 men: Cameron Minor 3-GS, 5-SL, 7-GS; Slater Storey 5-GS; Hunter Storey 6-GS, 6-SL, 4-GS; Andrew Benson 8-GS, 4-SL; Ash Higgins 7-GS, 5-GS; Tyler Hoyt 10-GS, 7-SL, 6-GS; Alex Nelson 13-GS; Slater Storey 8-GS.

J2 women: Lauren Eder 1-GS, 14-SL, 1-GS; Lauren Parsons 2-GS, 2-SL; Laura Speck 19-GS, 7-SL, 5-GS; Amanda Alexander 17-GS, 9-SL, 14-GS; McKenna Peterson 12-GS, 12-SL, 6-GS; Lauren Rust 16-GS, 15-GS; Sara Berman 21-GS, 16-SL, 16-GS; Elitsa Storey 25-GS, 21-SL, 20-GS; Kate Sawicz 12-GS.

J2 men: Dixon Mooseau 11-GS, 1-SL, 5-GS; Taylor Stoecklein 4-GS, 13-GS; Corey Bellinger 6-GS, 17-GS; Kristian Timmons 9-GS, 4-SL, 8-GS; Dewey Moss 12-GS, 5-SL, 3-GS; Tyler Chandler 10-GS; Bryce Newcomb 13-GS; Ben Luck 14-GS, 15-GS; John David Davidson 15-GS, 12-SL, 16-GS; Willi Cannell 16-GS, 8-SL, 9-GS; John D. Anderson 17-GS, 9-SL, 14-GS; Luke Chaney 22-GS, 22-GS; Derek Blash 25-GS, 17-SL, 25-GS; Ross Campbell 30-GS, 16-SL, 27-GS; Matthew Preucil 23-GS.

Older male racers (overall placings): Zachary Brown 1-GS, 1-SL, 2-GS; Carl Rixon Jr. 2-GS, 4-SL, 3-GS; Robin Sarchett 6-SL, 6-GS; Andrew AJ Cronk 9-GS, 8-SL, 21-GS; John Campbell 26-SL, 30-GS.



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