KILLINGTON, Vt. (March 9, 2010) -Killington Mountain School’s (KMS) alpine team turned out in force on Friday at the J2 Eastern Championships at Stowe Mountain Resort. Dylan Malone, a 15-year-old from Needham, Mass., won the men’s slalom event with a combined time of 1:20.05. Dan Martin took ninth and Cameron Price, of Rutland, rounded out the top 16.
On the women’s side, Kristie Ryan, of Mendon, took fourth with a combined time of 1:25.98. After a few mistakes on the upper part of the course, Ryan attacked the bottom sections and owned the last pitch to move her into fourth.
“Dylan has been working hard all year at his fitness and on hill, and on his technique and tactics, so it is great to see it paying dividends,” said KMS Head Alpine Coach Jack Bailey. “He also had a great slalom result up in Canada the week before.”
“I’m a driven athlete with a great opportunity,” said Malone. “I started skiing when I was 2-years-old at Killington and started racing when I was about five and the youngest kid racing at the time. I love skiing, and I hope to do it for the rest of my life.”
Killington Mountain School is a fully approved Vermont independent school whose mission is to inspire students to pursue excellence in academics and athletics in a culture that promotes integrity, leadership, responsibility, and respect. Participants in the KMS alpine racing program train and race in all four disciplines: downhill, slalom, giant slalom, and super G. Training takes place on a wide variety of terrains, across all seven mountains of Killington, depending on the needs of the groups.