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- KMS alpine teams find the podium at Middlebury and Suicide Six over the holiday weekend
Killington Mountain School continued to retain the Mid-Vermont
Council (MVC) U16 banner over the MLK weekend, Jan. 19-20 where
both the men's and women's U16 alpine teams stepped up their game
on Suicide Six's front face. At the MVC U14 race at the Middlebury
Snow Bowl, KMS student-athletes found the podium multiple times as
After the prior week's fourth-place finish, Richmond's Ryan
Znamierowski led the charge again for the men with a strong overall
performance and a "slaying" second run for a combined time of
nearly five seconds ahead of second-place Gregory Osborne of Okemo,
according to KMS Men's Alpine Head Coach Jack Bailey. Jonathon
Schwartz, after a very solid first run, slipped to third to round
out the podium. Rounding out the top 10 was a good skiing day from
Tomasso Auerbach in seventh and Patrick Salisbury-Jennings in
For the women, Bridgewater's Piper Jenne took a commanding lead
as well, with an overall time of 1:15.62, three seconds ahead of
second-place finisher Samantha Rubin of Pico. KMS' Taylor Dobyns
finished just outside the medals in fourth place.
In the slalom race at Middlebury, 13-year-old Julia Denny, of
Lebanon, N.H., took the overall women's title, with Tessa Queirolo
(Farmington, Conn.) in fifth overall and Felicia Ayer in eighth
overall. For the men, Marc Hartnett was second overall and Andrew
Desino earned his first top-ten finish with ninth overall.
Banner is awarded to the winning team each week, as teams vie for
the Mid-Vermont Council team title at the end of the year. Rankings
from these council races also are used to select racers for the
State Championships at the end of the council season.
To learn more about alpine, snowboard, freestyle, and freeride
training and opportunities, visit www.killingtonmountainschool.org
or call 802-422-KMS1.