April 2, 2016

Whistler Cup 2016

Jamie Casselman (PANOW) acheived a silver medal finish at the Whistler Cup men’s slalom today, with Harrison Clay (PANO) taking 6th place, Daniel Harrison (KASC) was 11th, Callum Hawker (BANFF) was 15th, Desmond Lazar (BANFF) was 17th and Matthew Topham (KASC) was 21nd.

Women skied giant slalom and the top Albertan was Avery Lebsack (LLSC) with her 4th place finish, just off the podium. Alyssa Hill (PANO) and Eleri Smart (PANOW) followed closely in 5th and 6th. Cassidy Gray (PANO) was 8th, Tora Hoshizaki (KASC) was 16th, Kamilia Grabinski (SUNSH) was 19th, Ashleigh Alexander (KASC) was 29th and Isla Hawkins (BANFF) was 32nd.

Official Whistler Cup website   Official results will be posted here when available

Alberta Alpine Athletics Manager Sue Schwartz is at Whistler Cup with Team Alberta and checked in with this update.

“Today was a tough morning for the men’s SL competitors, some soft conditions there made for  large ruts however Team Alberta had 5 athletes in the afternoon race.  Taylor Dods was slaying his first run but just a tiny bit too straight made it a day for him when he went out.    A highlight for the afternoon on the boys was Daniel Harrison with a 5th place in the 2nd run.  All the boys (Topham 31st) made the flip for run 2 and that was a feat in itself.

The girls had a good day with Haley and Kiki were gunning it the first run however with a tiny error and a bump in the course, both went out.   Tora and Kamilia made great gains and all the girls moved up from their start positions by a mile.  They charged hard and were in a good mindset.  It was impressive how they stayed focused and wanted to go faster.  We’re holding our own with the Norwegians, charging and trying to be right there with them. The athletes are giving their all and we’re ready for a big day tomorrow. ”

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