Harris leads Heavenly skiers in opener at Mammoth
Heavenly Ski Foundation’s Cory Harris showed among the J2s and was 11th out of all competitors in a season-opening giant slalom Nov. 19 at Mammoth Mountain.
Rune Nielsen of Norway won the GS on Nov. 18 and 19.
Harris was the only South Shore racer to crack the top 15 overall. Other local results included Oliver Russell, 23rd; Danny Lear, 26th and 40th; Sean Weatherston, 34th and 31st; Chris Little, 46th and 29th; Kyle Kracht, 51st and 50th; Jon Little, 68th and 60th; James Rastello, 69th and 53rd; Donnie Little, 76th and 53rd; Clayton Cole, 87th.
Kracht’s consistent runs placed him fifth among J3 racers.
Harris, McKean, Russell, Weatherston and Lear have qualified for the National FIS race starting Sunday at Jackson Hole, Wyo. The week of racing includes two super-Gs, a slalom and GS, giving the qualifiers a chance to move on to the next level.
Results from Mammoth GS – Saturday and Sunday November 18/19:2000
1 st Rune Nielsen Norway
23rd Oliver Russell
26th Danny Lear
34th Weathers ton Sean
46th Chris Little
51st Kracht Kyle
68th Jon Little
69th James Rastello
76th Donnie Little
87th Clayton Cole
1st Rune Nielson Norway
11th Cory Harris
29th Chris Little
31st Sean Weatherston
40th Danny Lear
50th Kyle Kracht
53rd James Rastello
60th Jon Little
69th Donnie Little
First race of the season – just warming up and getting ready for the season. Kyle Kracht was fifth in J3s and Cory Harris was third out of the J2s. I did not have a break down of the other clubs but will make sure after this weekend for you. For many of the athletes this was their first race at this level.
Chris McKean, Cory Harris, Oliver Russell, Sean Weatherston and Danny Lear qualified for the National FIS races at Jackson Hole starting on the 10th of December. The races will involve 2 Super G, 1 Slalom and 1 Giant Slalom race and will be a qualifier to move the athletes on to the next level.
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