Killington J3 racers hold on to MVC Banner for third week

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 31, 2011 7:51 am

The Killington Mountain School girl’s J3 racers swept the podium and the boys took the top two spots in yet another stellar alpine team performance at Middlebury College SnowBowl yesterday, to retain the Mid-Vermont Council team banner for the third week in a row.

J3 Banner is awarded to the winning team each week, as teams vie for the J3 Mid-Vermont Council team title at the end of the year. Rankings from these council races also are used to select racers for the J3 States at the end of the season.

“KMS took home the banner for a third straight week with some strong skiing,” said KMS J3 Head Coach Greg Hadley. “It was a great day for the team, and I’m very excited. We’ll see how we do in Super G at Okemo today.”

Alli Price, of Rutland, took top honors for the girl’s team with a combined time of 1:46:63 while Piper Jenne, of Bridgewater, finished second. Carolyn Hofley, of Bow, N.H. finished third for the KMS podium sweep. Allison Smith finished 11th, followed by Katherine Nelligan (15th), Heather Desino with an 11th place second run finished 16th, Sarah Mason (17th), and Molly Peek (18th). Mikala Smith had a great first run, finishing fourth, but DNFed on her second run.

James Ferri, of Farmington, Conn., who won last weekend, took the top spot again yesterday with a combined time of 1:45.57. Wyatt Queirolo, also of Farmington, Conn., won silver with a combined time of 1:45:93, right behind his teammate. Tommy Shebell finished fifth, his best result of the season, followed by Jonathan Schwartz in seventh. They were followed by Jacob Tarricone (12th), Brendan Byron (15th), Matthew Moore (35th), and William Cannistraro (37th).