At 12 years young, little Mazie Hayden has dominated the ski scene throughout the nation. Just last weekend, Mazie from Pittsfield, Vermont, earned her second National Championship title in the USASA Skiercross for girls 10-12 division. Held at Copper Mountain, Colorado, the best groms across the country gathered to compete.
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Competing against the best 34 girls in her age group, Mazie Hayden easily cruised through her first several heats. During finals, Hayden’s ski pole was stuck at the start gate, but did not hinder her from racing and won the event with her pole left behind.
Not only did little Mazie win her age division, but she conquered the competition by finishing with the fastest time for all women and the second fastest overall, regardless of gender, for the whole day.
Hayden showed her dominance in the sport by winning the regional competition in the Southern Vermont Series to take the regional title and accumulate enough points to rise to the Nationals.
As a member of the Killington Mountain School Competition Program, Hayden has progressed in academics as well as athletics. Devoted to inspire students to thrive in their sport and academics, the Vermont independent school at Killington supports the youth through specific training of snow sports such as alpine, snowboard, freeskiing and cycling. Since the beginning of Killington Mountain School in 1975, it has produced more than 100 skiing and riding podium medals, multiple Olympians, National Champion titles, and dozens of exemplary college placements. With the unique resources provided by Killington Mountain School Competition Program, student-athletes will have the opportunity to excel in their sport for years to come.
For more information: www.killingtonmountainschool.org