Lane strong in giant slalom

Jordan Lane, a young Junior 2 skier, led the Alaskans with a 20th-place overall finish Sunday in a giant slalom at the Wild West Classic in Jackson, Wyo. She placed in an impressive fourth in her age group. Kevin Kelly, a Junior 1 racer, led the men by placing 31st.

In a Saturday giant slalom, Kelley and Gabrielle Markel led the Alaskans.

The races are qualifiers for the national championships and the Junior 2 national championships.

Saturday's giant slalom

Women -- 1. Julia Ford (U.S. Ski Team), 1:42.28. Alaskan finishers -- 25. Gabrielle Markel, 1:49.00; 35. Jordan Lane, 1:51.09; 52. Sydney Henegan, 1:54.23; 65. Sarah Lundgren, 1:58.06; 67. Aspen Sulte, 1:58.81; 68. Sarah Powell, 2:01.03.

Men -- 1. Seppi Stiegler (U.S. Ski Team), 1:37.89. Alaskan finishers: 31. Kevin Kelly, 1:43.35; 92. Kiefer Davis, 1:53.36; 97. Nicholas Crews, 1:58.27.

Sunday's giant slalom

Women -- 1. Megan McJames (U.S. Ski Team), 1:42.62. Alaskan finishers: 20. Jordan Lane, 1:47.30; 40. Gabrielle Markel, 1:51.89; 49. Sarah Lundgren, 1:54.60; 63. Aspen Sulte, 1:58.46; 64. Sarah Powell, 1:58.55.

Men -- 1. Seppi Stiegler (U.S. Ski Team), 1:37.22. Alaskan finishers: 31. Kevin Kelly, 1:42.22; 71. Nicholas Crews, 1:46.20; 93. Kiefer Davis, 1:51.23.



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