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K1's battle it out at Grouse

Laura Swaffield finishes just off the podium



With all three Lower Mainland clubs in the field, as well as teams from Hemlock and Mt. Washington, there was some strong competition at the Teck K1 Slalom at Grouse Mountain this past weekend.

In the first women's slalom Laura Swaffield finished just off the podium in fourth, with Gabrielle Smith in fifth, Katie Fleckenstein in ninth, Lucy Turner in 10th, Nicole Tobias in 12th, Rachel Kepl in 14th and Erin Finan in 15th.

In the second race Gabrielle Smith moved up to second place, while Katie Fleckenstein was fifth, Nicole Tobias seventh, Anna Gosney ninth, Bria Henderson 11th, Lucy Turner 12th, Leiah Kirsh 13th, Rachel Kepl 14th and Martina Gershon 15th.

On day two, Laura Swaffield led the team with a gold medal. Lucy Turner was fourth, Nicole Tobias sixth, Anna Gosney seventh, Bria Henderson eighth, Katie Fleckenstein 10th, Mollie Jepsen 11th, Rachel Kepl 14th and Erin Finan 15th.

The men's team also made two runs on Saturday and one run Sunday. On the first race Max Kirshenblatt placed second, with Alex Uryga in third. Rounding out the top 15 were Kasper Woolley in seventh, Kyle Alexander in ninth, Asher Jordan in 11th, Edward Coleman in 13th, Griffin Smith in 14th and Ciaran Beveridge in 15th.

In the second race it was Alex Uryga in second, Finn Iles in fourth, Matthew Davie in seventh, Geoffrey Konantz in eighth and Eric Lyall in 11th.

Kasper Woolley finished on top in the final race on Sunday, with Finn Iles taking the silver medal. Kyle Alexander was fourth, Asher Jordan fifth, Zachary Yamaoka sixth, Matthew Davie in eighth and Ciaran Beveridge in ninth.


WMSC alums top Miele Cup

The B.C. Ski Team is at Apex this week competing in the Meile Cup Gunbarrell Speed Series. The first event was a super G on Tuesday, with WMSC alums leading the way for the team. Jocelyn Ramsden won the women's event, while Morgan Pridy took the men's competition. Also from the WMSC, Sofi Leroux was the top J1 racer (age 15 and 16) and fourth in the overall. Emma King was the third J1. In the men's J1 race, Broderick Thompson placed third, as well as 11th overall.

Also in the overall, Charley Field and Rae Swette were eighth and 11th respectively. Conrad Pridy was fifth overall and Brodie Seger 13th (fourth among J1 racers).




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