Harris, Carmichael lead Heavenly at J4-5 championships
They’re at the bottom of Heavenly Ski Foundation’s racing chain, but Marty Harris and Courtney Carmichael are at or near the top compared to kids their own ages in the Far West region.
Harris and Carmichael were first and second overall, respectively, for the season following the Far West J4-J5 Championships March 27-29 at Mammoth Mountain.
Harris finished the season atop the J5 boys standings, while Carmichael was runner-up among J4 girls.
At the championships, Harris placed first in slalom, second in the giant slalom and sixth in super-G. Carmichael also showed her overall skiing strength at the championships, finishing second in GS, third in slalom and fifth in super-G.
P.J. Bacon, who came in fifth in the J5 boys overall standings, also excelled at the championships. Bacon skied to third place in the GS, fifth in the super-G and 10th in slalom.
Heavenly’s remaining top-10 championship performances were turned in by Kendall Northrop, eighth in J4 GS; and Kyle Kracht, seventh in J4 slalom.
Also giving it their all at Mammoth were: J4s, Kracht, 35th in GS; Joey Suder, 44th in GS and 47th in super-G; Keston Denny, 73rd in super-G; Scott Lusby, 52nd in slalom and 81st in super-G; Northrop, 13th in super-G and 34th in slalom. J5 results were: Hayden Fulstone, 16th in GS and 85th in super-G; James Moore, 25th in GS, 26th in slalom and 36th in super-G; R.J. Gardner, 22nd in slalom, 29th in GS and 87th in super-G; Kyle Smaine, 31st in super-G and 33rd in GS; Celine Cutter, 24th in slalom, 28th in GS and 63rd in super-G; Kristen Norman, 49th in slalom, 52nd in GS and 55th in super-G; Margot Cutter, 53rd in GS and 60th in super-G; Dona Nott, 40th in slalom, 56th in GS and 50th in super-G; Sydney Dufty, 42nd in super-G and 48th in slalom; Brett Harrington, 50th in GS and 54th in slalom; and Becca Gardner, 55th in slalom and 61st in GS.
Heavenly also brought home two awards in the sportsmanship department. Suder received the Jeff Todd Sportsmanship Award, while Heavenly was fourth in team sportsmanship.
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