For the Fifth Straight Week, Killington J3 Racers Keep MVC Banner for Killington Mountain School; Take 3 of 6 Podium Spots at J3 State Super G at Okemo on Monday
The Killington Mountain School J3 racers shared the love with an early Valentine’s present this weekend, once again securing and retaining the J3 Mid-Vermont Council team banner for the fifth week in a row. Rutland’s Alli Price continued to dominate the circuit with yet another top-of-the-podium finish at Okemo yesterday. James Ferri, of West Simsbury, Conn., took top honors for the KMS boys.
Wyatt Queirolo, of Farmington, Conn., took silver right behind Ferri, and Johnny Schwartz placed fourth. Killington Winter Sports Club/KMS athlete Brendon Byron finished 13th, followed by Jake Grundy (14th), Jack Tarricone (21st), KWSC’s Alex Crompton (23rd), Matt Moore (40th), KWSC’s Spencer Wood (45th) and Tommy Shebell (46th) after taking 15th in his second run.
Carolyn Hofley, of Bow, N.H., landed in second just behind Price and Mikka Smith placed fourth. Bridgewater’s Piper Jenne took sixth, followed by Allison Smith (15th), Killington Winter Sports Club/KMS athlete Kate Nelligan (17th), KWSC’s Molly Peak (22nd), and Heather Desino (28th) who took 18th in her second run.
The 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 State Championships.
Yesterday, Queirolo won the Vermont State Super G Championships at Okemo, while Ferri took third. For the girls, Price placed third and took home the bronze and Smith finished fifth.
Last Friday, a few J3 athletes completed in two Super G races at Stratton, where Queirolo took home two wins. Schwartz followed with 15th and ninth-place finishes. Grunded landed in 18th and 15th. Shebell took his training run but skipped his race runs with a tweaked back.
For the girls, Price again took top honors at Stratton with a second and third, follow by Smith (7th/10th), Jenne (16th/15th), and Allison Smith (20th/17th).