With a much larger than expected turnout, 38 slalom racers enjoyed sun and race-worthy snow on Roundhouse Slope Thursday, Dec. 19 during the Sun Valley Ski Club’s 2013-14 Baldy Cup opener.
The usual contingent of local Masters was joined by nearly 20 Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation juniors for the timed training runs and good-natured competition.
Miles Fink-Debray, who clocked the day’s fastest single run, finished with top men’s honors. Posting the second-fastest single run was Robin Sarchett. After two runs, only .01 second separated the two.
Fastest juniors were Cole Caulkins and Wyatt Minor.
On the ladies’ front F1 winner Lily Fitzgerald took overall spoils ahead of F2 winner Jena Greaser.
Jasmine Campbell, who may be competing in Sochi, Russia for the U.S. Virgin Islands alpine team in February, had the fastest single run. Other top junior gals include Riley Revallier and Madison Ferris.
After the racing, Rob Clayton, executive director of the SVSEF, hosted Ski Club members in a tour of their new training facilities at the base of Warm Springs. Apple’s Bar & Grill and Steve Slivinski, longtime club member andracer, hosted the awards.
The next Ski Club Baldy Cup events are the Jan. 5 slalom and Jan. 7 Bradford Cup giant slalom during the Ski Club Reunion Week. Race registration is 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Warm Springs Lodge with racing at 10. Visit sunvalleyski.com for more details about the Baldy Cup.
Combined two-run placings and times in seconds and hundredths, top class finishers in parentheses:
1—Lily Fitzgerald 48.03 (1-F1). 2—Jena Greaser 48.37 (1-F2). 3—Riley Revallier 51.04. 4—Madison Ferris 51.44. 5—Alli Rathfon 51.78. 6—Marit Kaiser 52.08. 7—Bailey Holter 52.22. 8—Sophia Mazzoni 52.25. 9—Lizzy Vanderkloot 52.52. 10—Lucy Griswold 52.53. 11—Kirstin Kozlowski (1-F3) 53.60. 12—Kaia Jensen 55.89. 13—Molly Kucher 62.99. DQs—Jasmine Campbell and Miriam Gilman.
1—Miles Fink-Debray (1-M2). 39.88. 2—Robin Sarchett 39.89. 3—Cole Caulkins 42.19. 4—Jesse Foster 46.01. 5—Will Fernyhough (1-M3). 48.09. 6—Wyatt Minor (1-M1) 48.33. 7—Tom Shanklin 48.87. 8—Bob Sarchett (1-M4) 51.55. 9—William Everitt 51.60. 10—Jerry Mitchell 52.70. 11—Dan Prefontaine 53.83. 12—Frank Ward 56.35. 13—Jackson Swenke 57.29. 14—Jackson Allred 59.42. 15—Bryce Foster 59.87. 16—Fred Beguin 63.07. 17—Drury Cooper 72.65. 18—Konrad Foster 73.38. DQ—Christopher Nalen, Bennett Snyder, Ben Travers, John Campbell, Steve Slivinski.