Calabogie’s hard-working U14 and U16 ski racers have completed the season-ending Championship Races with fantastic results. At Championships, the athletes are divided by year-of-birth for the final results.
Conquering the slopes.
Alex Kerr of Kemptville in her slalom race.
The U14s raced in a slalom March 2 at Mont Cascades. Alex Duff (Pembroke) podiumed in the 1999 boys division, picking up a bronze medal, while Jack Hamilton (Burnstown) was inside the top 20, coming 17th for year 2000 boys. It wasn’t such a good day for the other boys, however, as they all completed only one run.
For the year 2000 girls, Lauren Campbell-Brunke (Renfrew) was another podium-getter, ripping into fourth place, while Sophia Tan (Kanata) edged into the Top Ten with a ninth place finish. Lauren Ferguson (Carp) and Jessica Earle (Greely) carved into the top 20 with 15th and 17th place results respectively.
Emma Schreider (Kingston) placed a season-best 22nd. Jenna Wissing (Kanata) raced in the 1999 girls’ division and earned herself a 17th. Alex Kerr (Kemptville) skied well but did not finish one run.
The next day was the GS at Mont Ste. Marie. Lauren Campbell-Brunke doubled her podium finishes with a bronze medal. Sam Duff (Pembroke) mirrored that with his own bronze.
The U16s raced a GS at Mont Ste. Marie March 2 and a slalom at Edelweiss March 3. Chris Pepin (Kinburn) was speedy enough for 15th in his GS, but didn’t complete his first run. He came roaring back for the slalom the next day, finishing in 14th for 1997 boys. Aylen Ferguson (Carp) tore up the course both days, finishing 9th in both GS and slalom for 1998 girls. Gabrielle D’Aoust (Glenburnie) sped into 19th on both days in the same division.
Next up are Championships for U10 and U12 March 16 and 17. U14s are competing in Provincials March 14-16.
The season will come to a close March 17 with a U14-18 dual slalom at Calabogie Peaks.