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Mt. Washington racers place well

Six U-16 and three U-14 Mt. Washington Race Club members competed in two days of racing at Whistler on Dec. 22-23.

Four boys and two girls, aged 14, competed as the youngest racers in the under 16 age class. Four of the racers are from Campbell River: Cole Anderson, Kole Harle, Maja Nyamann, and Logan Frame. Liam Gilchrist is from Nanaimo while Keegan McCooey is from Cumberland.

On the first day of racing, which was two runs of giant slalom, Kole (10th) and Keegan (8th) found themselves in the top 10 among a very tough field of racers. Liam had a stunning first race, but did not have a clean second run and finished 18th. Maja improved on a tough first run to finish in 13th position.

Liam Gilchrist had a super fast first run which placed him in the top 10. But his second run was not so clean and dropped him to 18th. Logan Frame skied very well and placed 13th and Cole Anderson sped his way to a 17th position.

In the second day of racing, which was slalom, the Mount Washington racers fared quite well. Kole and Keegan both finished 7th and Logan and Maja both finished 9th. Logan raised a few eyebrows with two solid performances. Both Liam and Cole put it all on the line and blew out of the gates and did not finish.

In the under 14 category three boys raced for Mount Washington, Jared Perras, Zarija Djurickovic, and Calvin Cotton. In the first race, which was giant slalom, Zarija placed 17th, Jared placed 21st and Calvin placed 39th.

The next day in a very tough slalom course both Jared and Zarija blew out of the course and did not finish. Calvin painstakingly completed the course after hiking to complete some of the gates. All of these boys are the youngest in a two-year age span.

– Mt. Washington Race Club

 

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