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Killington Mountain School's takes multiple podiums in Alpine and Freestyle competition

KILLINGTON-Jonathan Schwartz, a ninth-grade student-athlete at Killington Mountain School (KMS), led the J3 team during the March 3-4 State Championships at Sugarbush, taking third place overall in slalom competition with a combined time of 1:26.87. Schwartz competed against the best 13- and 14-year-old alpine racers in the state.

In girls' competition at Burke Mountain, Alli Price just missed the podium with a fourth-place finish in Sunday's giant slalom.

The top-ranking racers from the Northern Vermont Council (NVC), Mid-Vermont Council (MVC) and the Southern Vermont Council (SVC) competed during the weekend championships.

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At the Killington Vermont Cup Slalom on Saturday KMSers Dan Martin and Michelle Martin each brought home a second-place finish while Dylan Malone took third for the men. Kara Van Herwarde was fifth, and first for J1s; Jessie McNeill took ninth and Kelly Rowland 15th to round out the women's front page. For the men, Andrew Kimbell took sixth.

In Sunday's Vermont Cup Giant Slalom at Middlebury Snow Bowl, Malone again took third; Dan Martin took fifth, Julian Scherding took eighth, KSC/KMS racer Kyle Mason took ninth, and Andrew Kimbell finished in 11th, 0.04 seconds out of the top 10. With a season of solid results in the series, Malone took third in the series standings.

KMS Freshman Jia Hong took second in the Vermont State Mogul Championship (EQS Regionals) held at Killington this past weekend as well; she was joined on the podium by KSC/KMS athletes Griffin Ward, who won the boys' competition, and Olivia Giaccio, who tied for third in the girls' event. Giaccio was also the top skier in her age group, as were KSC/KMS competitors Madison Hogg, Kasey Hogg and Charlie Gnoza.

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