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Local skiers score big at Rolex J3s

From Tribune Staff Reports

Local skiers skiers turned in slalom results that were far from ‘bogus’ Wednesday at the Rolex J3 Junior Olympics at Boise, Idaho’s Bogus Basin Ski Resort.

Heavenly skier Chris McKean was the frontrunner for a trio of area skiers in the top 10, finishing fourth overall with a combined 1:18.52 time. McKean finished 17th in Tuesday’s giant slalom races.

Sierra-at-Tahoe racer Chris Little secured ninth place with a 1:21.81 time, while Ben Johnson (Heavenly) chimed in at 10th with a 1:21.91 mark. Heavenly’s Sean Weatherston finished 23rd out of the 100-skier field.

Skiing for Squaw Valley, downhill specialist Julia Mancuso won her second first prize in as many days, capturing the women’s slalom title with a 1:16.36 mark. Jessica Hamilton, of Ketchum, Idaho, was Mancuso’s closest competition at 1:20.42.

Heavenly’s Diana Higman rounded out the local force with a 34th-place finish.

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