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
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."
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.
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.
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.