February 2, 2016
What a coincidence! Last year my athlete journal landed on the same race series – the Kimberley Downhill/Night Slalom! This year the team could only fit the night slalom into our busy schedule. The night slalom, nevertheless, was radical. Unlike last year, we weren’t hit with rain and slushy snow, but clear blue skies and an aggressive track. Former AST member Jeffy Read even made a celebrity appearance! With great competition and perfect conditions, the team achieved solid results. Mikey came out on top on the men’s side with Keegan in second and Ben in 6th, while Sarah earned second place on the women’s side and Zoe got 8th. Unfortunately I went out second run after I got a gate to the face and blood all over my new tech suit (sorry Bruce).
While most of the team was out in Kimberley Georgia, Collin, and Jack were at Schweitzer for a different Downhill series. Congrats to those three for stellar results. Although everyone is finally back in Alberta, the team flies out east tomorrow for our big race block! With my shoulder all healed up and lots of hours on snow, I am ready to go full gas out east. Plus, I can’t wait to get my hands on some authentic poutine!
Thank you for all of your support! See you out on the slopes,
P.S. Good luck to Zoe in the rest of the Kimberley series!
Below: at the Kimberley night slalom. Haley on right.