Mt. Washington ski club up to speed

Whistler Mountain Ski Club played host to the Super G/speed portion of the U16 provincial Alpine skiing championships last weekend.

The race hill was very steep, the courses were challenging and fast and it was gut wrenchingly icy.

Add to that, the competitive field was tough.  All but one of the Mt. Washington racing are in their first year of the U16 category and they had some impressive results.

The Super G Event is the next best thing to the downhill event and these athletes came barreling down the mountain at speeds in excess of 90 kilometres per hour. The team loved the speed and the airtime of the double jump about half way down the course. Kole Harle of Campbell River had a strong showing placing in the top 20 in each of his three SG races and top five for his age in the province.

Keegan McCooey of Cumberland also had two incredible top 25 finishes, top eight for her age in the province.

Another highlight of the weekend was the skier cross.

Athletes were grouped into teams and Kole Harle led his team to a silver medal and Liam Gilchrist of Nanaimo led his team to a third place bronze.

Cole Anderson, Maja Nymann and Logan Frame of Campbell River also had solid results at this provincial championship, results that have qualified them to attend the CanAm Western Canadian/USA Championships to be held at Panorama Resort next weekend.

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