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KMS’s Ryan Znamierowski takes silver at Am-Can Championships at Sugarloaf Resort; Piper Jenne Skis to second at Middlebury

With the championship season well underway, Killington Mountain School student-athletes are rounding out their season with podium finishes at regional events. Ryan Znamierowski, of Richmond, took silver at the U16 Am-Cam Championships in Maine, while Bridgewater's Pipe Jenne finished second at the George Tormey Giant Slalom race at Middlebury.

Many local athletes also saw top-10 results at the Matt Harnett Memorial Dual Slalom on Sunday at Killington, an event honoring the memory of long-time Killington Mountain School weekend coach Matt Harnett, who passed away last November.

On Thursday, Znamierowski skied to a first-place finish in his second run in slalom competition at Sugarloaf Resort to take second place overall with a combined time of 1:28.61. On Friday he skied to an eighth-place finish in Super-G and rounded out his weekend in 18th in giant slalom on Saturday. The Am-Can Championships is an invitation-only event with the top skiers in the age category from the United States and Canada competing.

Jenne also skied to a second-place overall finish on Saturday at Middlebury, with two top-two runs for a combined time of 2:20.52.
At the Matt Harnett Memorial Dual Slalom, the U14 boys swept the podium with Bobby Ryan in first with a total time of 40.70 followed by Paul Ferri in second (41.22) and Andrew Desino in third (42.87). Dan Schwartz finished in fifth (43.21). Izzy Nolan took top honors with teammate Felicia Ayer in third and Tory Dobyns in fifth for U14 girls.

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