Winter Park women place in recent Surefoot races |

Winter Park women place in recent Surefoot races

by Will Bublitz
Sky-Hi Daily News

Ski racers on the Winter Park Competition Team continued to earn good results in the latest Surefoot Colorado Ski Cup races held at Vail on Dec. 21.

Molly Leonard of Tabernash raced to two 10th-place finishes. In the morning GS, she raced a combined time after two runs of 1:37.87. In the afternoon races, she maintained her 10th place with a ski time of 1:39.37.

In the afternoon GS, the Winter Park team’s Chelsea Nova, also of Tabernash, raced to an 11th-place finish, just a fraction of a second behind Leonard with a time of 1:39.48.

Winter Park’s Khyla Burrows, who is still recovering from a broken ankle suffered this fall playing soccer, was able to race to a 29th place in the morning GS with a time of 1:41.66. Her sister Rylee Burrows placed 44th in 1:45.79. Rounding out the team’s results in that race was Kylie Kroneberger who took 49th in 1:49.38.

In the afternoon GS, the Winter Park team had one other finisher. Sarah Williams raced a ski time of 1:45.97 to place 43rd.

In the overall results of the giant slalom races held at Vail, Jennifer Tank of the University of Denver won two first places.

In the morning GS, Tank won decisively by 1.48 faster than her nearest opponent with a combined ski time after two runs of 1:34.68. Taking the runner-up spot was Vail’s Erika Ghent with 1:36.16. Third place went to Katie Hartman of Team Summit with 1:36.50.

In the second GS that afternoon, DU’s Tank did it again, winning first place with a combined time after two runs of 1:36.17. The U.S. Ski Team’s Kirsten Cooper earned second place with 1:36.92. Ericka Ghent of Vail placed third with 1:37.24.

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