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Heavenly skiers wear out podium steps in JOs

Matt O'Neill

The Heavenly Ski Foundation continued its strong showing at the Junior Olympics this week.

The J2s were led by Chris McKean’s third-place finish in the GS, followed by Cory Harris in 13th and Sean Weatherston in 27th. Lily Palmeri was 37th for the girls.

The J4s saw Marty Harris turn in two second-place finishes and a consistent PJ Bacon collect fourth-, fifth-, and seventh-place performances.

In the J1 championships the previous week, Corky Novotny of Heavenly won a giant slalom and took third in super-G. Heavenly’s Jamie Hansen was third in slalom.

The J3s were led by Courtney Carmichael, who began the super-G in 71st place but improved throughout the day and finished 27th.

In the GS, she started in 58th and ended 18th, her best finish of the day. Although Carmichael fell in the slalom, she still managed a 27th-place finish.

The other J3 skier was Kyle Kracht, who improved 11 slots in the super-G, moving up to 46th from 57th.

The GS wasn’t as kind to Kracht as he finished 61st.

But his biggest improvement of the day came in the slalom where he jumped 35 places to finish in 34th overall.

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