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U12, U14 Alpine skiing state championships awarded

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: April 7
  • Published April 7

Hilltop Ski Area hosted the State Championship Alpine races for U12 and U14 competitors March 31 and April 1.

Giant slalom was held Saturday and slalom was Sunday. Each event had two runs.

Taking the overall championships were Madison Allard in U12, Megan Gamez in U14, Jaxon Murphy in U12 and Daniel Ferucci in U14. Ferucci edged Finnigan Donley in a tiebreaker. The overall championships were based on how the skiers fared in all four of their runs during the event.

In the U12 girls giant slalom Allard bested the field by more than 2 seconds in 1 minute, 40.81 seconds with Ava Austerman finishing second (1:43.11). For the boys, Murphy (1:42.73) edged Carson Engstorm by .71 of a second (1:43.44).

Gamez beat Georgia Lantz by 1.15 seconds in the U14 giant slalom (1:33.50 to 1:34.65). Ferucci (1:33.52) defeated Donley (1:33.95) by less than half a second in the boys race.

Lili Boshell won the U12 slalom in 1:56.48. Allard was more than 2 seconds behind (1:58.67) to finish second. Gabriel Sullivan smoked the field (2:00.39), winning the boys race by more than 7.5 seconds. Dylan Autrey was second in 2:07.98.

Gamez topped the leaderboard in the U14 slalom winning by just over one second (1:58.24). Ava Schweiger finished second in 1:59.25. Donley won the boys race over Ferucci 1:56.77 to 1:57.19.

Overall championships (Top 5)
U12
Girls — Madison Allard, 360 points; Lili Boshell, 320; Ava Austerman, 245; Ava Murphy, 201; Eden Johnsen, 175.
Boys — Jaxon Murphy, 286 points; Gabriel Sullivan, 265; Carson Engstorm, 240; Porter Langlie, 225; Charlie Folds, 200.
U14
Girls — Megan Gamez, 380 points; Ava Schweiger, 260; Abigail Kragt, 250; Georgia Lantz, 230; Brooke-Lynne Allard, 215.
Boys — Daniel Ferucci, 340 points (wins tiebreaker 3:30.71-3:30.72); Finnigan Donley, 340; Max Johnson, 280; James Horrigan, 163; Ryder Deschamps, 153.

Saturday's results (combined times)
U12 Giant Slalom (Top 5)
Girls — Madison Allard, 1:40.81; Ava Austerman, 1:43.11; Lili Boshell, 1:44.18; Brook Lentfer, 1:45.29; Eden Johnsen, 1:45.54.
Boys — Jaxon Murphy, 1:42.73; Carson Engstorm, 1:43.44; Charlie Folds, 1:44.48; Porter Langlie, 1:48.07; Gabriel Sullivan, 1:49.32.
U14 Giant Slalom (Top 5)
Girls — Megan Gamez, 1:33.50; Georgia Lantz, 1:34.65; Abigail Kragt, 1:35.01; Ava Schweiger, 1:35.11; Brooke-Lynne Allard, 1:36.70.
Boys — Daniel Ferucci, 1:33.52; Finnigan Donley, 1:33.95; Max Johnsen, 1:37.27; James Reinbold, 1:37.49; Ryder Deschamps, 1:38.20.

Sunday's results (combined times)
U12 Slalom (Top 5)
Girls — Lili Boshell, 1:56.48; Madison Allard, 1:58.67; Ava Murphy, 2:01.71; Eden Johnsen, 2:05.47; Emma Rogers, 2:05.92.
Boys — Gabriel Sullivan, 2:00.39; Dylan Autrey, 2:07.98; Porter Langlie, 2:09.89; Dane Senaga, 2:16.02; Dylan Amy, 2:18.29.
U14 Slalom (Top 5)
Girls — Megan Gamez, 1:58.24; Ava Schweiger, 1:59.25; Brooke-Lynne Allard, 2:00.34; Abigail Kragt, 2:00.35; Georgia Lantz, 2:02.36.
Boys — Finnigan Donley, 1:56.77; Daniel Ferucci, 1:57.19; Max Johnsen, 1:58.52; Gunner Bergstedt, 2:00.61; Joseph Stahla, 2:01.07.

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