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KMS’s U14 men sweep podium at Tecnica Winter Finish at Dartmouth Skiway

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MICHELLE MARTIN

Women take two of three top spots as KMS alpine teams continue to roll this spring

Killington Mountain School's (KMS) U14 alpine team swept the men's podium at the Tecnica Winter Finish giant slalom at Dartmouth Skiway last Saturday, March 16, and took two out of the three top spots on the women's side. The KMS alpine team competed at a variety of events this past weekend, with student-athletes finding their way to the podium multiple times.

Bobby Ryan, of Hurley, N.Y., took top honors with a combined time of 2:23.91. Joseph Salisbury-Jennings, of Mendon, took second followed by Paul Ferri, of Simsbury, Conn., in third. The following day, in the Sap Run giant slalom at Wildcat Mountain, N.H., Salisbury-Jennings took the win, while Ryan took third and Ferri fourth.

Izzy Nolan, of Pittsford, crushed it for the win at Dartmouth with a combined time of 2:26.20, three seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. Her time was just shy of the men's podium times. Julia Denny, of Lebanon, N.H., took third. Nolan also finished 10th at Wildcat after winning the second run.

"I set lots of goals to try to accomplish," said Nolan. "I am inspired by many professional skiers including Ted Ligety, Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin."

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KARA VANHERWARDE

At the VARA Vermont Cup Finals in slalom at Killington on Saturday, Michelle Martin, of Belmont, Mass., finished third overall with a combined time of 1:36.43. She was followed by teammates Alyce Ritchey in eighth place and Kiersten Weiss in ninth. On Sunday, the women competed in giant slalom at the Vermont Cup Finals, where Rutland's Jessica McNeil placed third overall, followed by Weiss in sixth, Piper Jenne in eighth (and second for U16 girls), and Martin in ninth.

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DAN MARTIN

For the men, Michelle's brother, Dan, took second with a combined time of 1:31.00. Spencer Stodgell placed sixth while Jonathan Schwartz landed in 14th.

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SPENCER STODGELL

At the USSA MJ's Race at Waterville Valley last Thursday, Bridgewater's Jenne took third place, less than two-tenths of a second from the top spot.

To learn more about alpine, snowboard, freestyle, and freeride training and opportunities at KMS, visit www.killingtonmountainschool.org or call 802-422-KMS1.