Sports briefs for Jan. 24
West wins Surefoot event
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club member Ann West picked up a super-G win on Tuesday at the Surefoot Colorado Ski Cup in Beaver Creek.
West finished with a time of 1 minute, 23.93 seconds, almost a full second ahead of Erika Ghent of Vail.
Jenny Allen of Steamboat finished third in the junior division and fourth overall. Austin Johnson was the top Steamboat Springs men’s finisher in fifth place. Johnson finished with a time of 1:22.11, two seconds behind overall winner Jason McNeill.
SSWSC freestyle team competes in Winter Park
The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club junior freestyle and bumps and jumps program came away with four top-10 finishes Sunday in a Rocky Mountain Division development mogul event in Winter Park.
Meg O’Connell and Marielle Feilinger finished fifth and ninth, respectively, in the F4 division, while Connar Jones finished fourth in the M3 division and Zach Rosa finished eight in the M5 division.
In the M4 division Jesse Pugh (11th), Charles Toye (13th), Lennon Vaughn (17th), Nathan Parks (19th) and David Kissane (34th) all had strong showings for the club.
The next Rocky Mountain Division event is an aerial and mogul event in Aspen on Feb. 2 and 3.
Junior athletes travel to Aspen for Olympic qualifier
Sarah White and Connor Bernard paced Steamboat on Sunday and Monday in Aspen during the first Rocky Mountain J3 Junior Olympic qualifier.
Competing against top skiers from Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, White was the fastest Steamboat girl, finishing in the top-10 both days. Bernard finished 11th Sunday and eighth Monday.
Other top female finishes from Sunday included: Katie Hostetler (14th), Cassady Daley (17th), Ali Pougiales (26th), Gracey Whelihan (27th), Hannah Young (31st) and Lilly Wasser (40th).
Whelihan finished 14th Monday, Natalie Pearl finished 16th and Ciar Colgan finished 18th. Young, Daley and Pougiales rounded out the top 30 finishing in 22nd, 26th and 27th.
On the boys side Tommy Lyon finished eighth and 15th while Jeff Gay finished 23rd and 27th.
Alex Rudolph, Alec Shaffer, Dane Dixson and Asher Rohde had two great days of skiing and gained speed experience.
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