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Harris gets feet wet in FIS races

South Tahoe Heavenly Ski Education Foundation skier Cory Harris placed 10th among Americans in his first U.S. FIS race of the ski season at Winter Park, Colo.

Harris, 18, finished 26th out of 78 racers in dual slalom last Saturday at Winter Park Resort in Winter Park, Colo. He finished with a combined time of 1 minute, 24.45 seconds.

The winner, Johan Brolenius, of Sweden, finished with a combined time of 1:18.84. Behind him were Martin Stocker of Australia (1:19.16) and Jukka Leino of Finland (1:19:58).

Only Brad Hogan (fifth, 1:19.81) and Ted Ligety (ninth, 1:20.32) cracked the top 10.

Harris competed in the Nor-Am Cup Nov. 16-17 at Loveland, Colo., but didn’t not finish both runs to make the standings.

Prior to the Nor-Am, Harris joined fellow HSEF skiers in the FIS races at Coronet Peak in New Zealand Aug. 1-22 for FIS slalom and giant slalom races.

In his final race Aug. 22, he finished ninth overall and as the second U.S. finisher behind Mark Heinrich-Wallace, 20, from Williamstown, Mass.

Turkey trot on Saturday

The annual Optimist Turkey Trot for children and adults is Saturday at Bijou Community Park.

Registration starts at 10:15 a.m. at the park on Al Tahoe Boulevard. Races begin at 11 a.m. rain or shine.

Boys’ and girls’ divisions include ages 3 and 4, 25 yards; 5, 25 yards; 6, 50 yards; 7, 50 yards; 8, 100 yards; 9, 100 yards; 10 and 11, 200 yards; 12 and 13, 9/10 mile; 14, 15 and 16, 2.7 miles; 17 and over, 2.7 miles.

First-place finishers in each division win a turkey, while second and third receive a pumpkin pie.

For more information, phone (530) 542-6056.

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