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Alyeska Ski Club racers take top spots in Coca-Cola Classic alpine races

Jan. 15—A number of skiers from the Alyeska Ski Club had standout weekends at the Coca-Cola Classic, a series of races held at the Alyeska Race Trail in Girdwood.

Racers in the U12 and U14 divisions competed on Friday and Saturday while U16, U18 and U21 skiers raced on Sunday and Monday. In total, over 100 racers competed over the weekend.

In the U12 girls division, Alyeska Ski Club's Mia Huey was the overall winner, after taking first in the giant slalom and in the slalom.

Two more Alyeska Ski Club athletes took home overall titles as well — Cameron Miller in the U14 girls and Levi Murphy in the U14 boys division.

Miller placed first in the giant slalom and second in the slalom. Murphy took second place in the slalom. In the U12 boys division Finn Sunberg of the Hilltop Alpine Race Team swept both the slalom and giant slalom.

The overall winners in the U16/18 division were Lucy Olson of Alyeska Ski Club and Jaxon Murphy, also from Alyeska Ski Club.

Olson won both slalom races in the U16 division and placed third in the first giant slalom race. Murphy won both giant slalom races and the second slalom race. He was edged out in the first slalom race by Reuben Jeffers, a teammate on the Alyeska Ski Club.

Paige Heinz of Alyeska Ski Club swept all four races at the U18 level and ASB racer Pierre-Samuel Stiassny won both of the giant slalom runs at the U16 level.

Two adaptive athletes from Challenge Alaska also competed over the weekend. Both Ryker Riggs (U16 boys) and Anna Boltz (U18 girls) used the opportunity for some training races as they work toward spots on the U.S. Para Alpine Ski Team with competitions in the Lower 48 later this year.

The races were also a qualifier for the Western Regional Championships for skiers in the U14 and U16 divisions.

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U12

Overall Girls: Mia Huey, Alyeska Ski Club

Overall Boys: Finn Sunberg, HART

U14

Overall Girls: Cameron Miller, Alyeska Ski Club

Overall Boys: Levi Murphy, Alyeska Ski Club

Giant Slalom Results

U12 Girls

1. Mia Huey, Alyeska Ski Club; 2. Skyler Binder, Alyeska Ski Club; 3. Karsyn St. Aubin, Alyeska Ski Club

U12 Boys

1. Finn Sunberg, HART; 2. Finn Pelkola, Alyeska Ski Club; 3. Skogen Swygman, Alyeska Ski Club

U14 Girls

1. Cameron Miller, Alyeska Ski Club; 2. Miriam Satre, Juneau Ski Club; 3. Alexandra Bartow, Alyeska Ski Club

U14 Boys

1. Henry Nordstrom, Alyeska Ski Club; 2. Jed McDonald, HART; 3. Brance Robinson, Alyeska Ski Club

Slalom Results

U12 Girls

1. Mia Huey, Alyeska Ski Club; 2. Skyler Binder, Alyeska Ski Club; 3. Karsyn St. Aubin, Alyeska Ski Club

U12 Boys

1. Finn Sundberg, HART; 2. Julien Stiassny, Alyeska Ski Club; 3. Finn Pelkola, Alyeska Ski Club

U14 Girls

1. Reilly Cooper, HART; 2. Cameron Miller, Alyeska Ski Club; 3. Miriam Satre, Juneau Ski Club

U14 Boys

1. Ala Isaac, HART; 2. Levi Murphy, Alyeska Ski Club; 3. Harlow Wilson, Alyeska Ski Club

U16/18

Overall Girls: Lucy Olson, Alyeska Ski Club

Overall Boys: Jaxon Murphy, Alyeska Ski Club

Slalom #1 Results

U16 Girls

1. Lucy Olson, Alyeska Ski Club; 2. Elizabeth Hutcheson, Alyeska Ski Club; 3. Eva Meyer, Juneau Ski Club

U18 Girls

1. Paige Heinz, Alyeska Ski Club; 2. Brook Lentfer, Alyeska Ski Club; 3. Elizabeth Alderson, Alyeska Ski Club

U16 Boys

1. Tad Guse, Alyeska Ski Club; 2. Austin Murphy, Alyeska Ski Club; 3. Levi Jeffers, Alyeska Ski Club

U18 Boys

1. Reuben Jeffers, Alyeska Ski Club; 2. Jaxon Murphy, Alyeska Ski Club; 3. Mason Vazquez, HART

U21 Men

1. George Von Wichman, Alyeska Ski Club

Slalom #2 Results

U16 Girls

1. Lucy Olson, Alyeska Ski Clu; 2. Ava Huey, Alyeska Ski Club; 3. Eva Meyer, Juneau Ski Club

U18 Girls

1. Paige Heinz, Alyeska Ski Club; 2. Brook Lentfer, Alyeska Ski Club; 3. Elizabeth Alderson, Alyeska Ski Club

U16 Boys

1. Tad Guse, Alyeska Ski Club; 2. Kyler Autrey, Alyeska Ski Club; 3. Austin Murphy, Alyeska Ski Club

U18 Boys

1. Jaxon Murphy, Alyeska Ski Club; 2. Reuben Jeffers, Alyeska Ski Club; 3. Corbin Wilson, Alyeska Ski Club

U21 Men

1. George Von Wichman, Alyeska Ski Club

Giant Slalom #1 Results

U16 Girls

1. Ava Huey, Alyeska Ski Club; 2. Victoria Tostemar, Alyeska Ski Club; 3. Lucy Olson, Alyeska Ski Club

U18 Girls

1. Paige Heinz, Alyeska Ski Club; 2. Vida Petter, Alyeska Ski Club; 3. Elizabeth Alderson, Alyeska Ski Club

U16 Boys

1. Pierre-Samuel Stiassny, Alyeska Ski Club; 2. Gus Westerlund, Alyeska Ski Club; 3. Austin Murphy, Alyeska Ski Club

U18 Boys

1. Jaxon Murphy, Alyeska Ski Club; 2. Mason Vazquez, HART; 3. Alex Schillinger, Alyeska Ski Club

U21 Men

1. George Von Wichman, Alyeska Ski Club

Giant Slalom #2 Results

U16 Girls

1. Ava Huey, Alyeska Ski Club; 2. Avery Reger, Alyeska Ski Club; 3. Victoria Tostemar, Alyeska Ski Club

U18 Girls

1. Paige Heinz, Alyeska Ski Club; 2. Vida Petter, Alyeska Ski Club; 3. Elizabeth Alderson, Alyeska Ski Club

U16 Boys

1. Pierre-Samuel Stiassny, Alyeska Ski Club; 2. Austin Murphy, Alyeska Ski Club; 3. Gus Westerlund, Alyeska Ski Club

U18 Men

1. Jaxon Murphy, Alyeska Ski Club; 2. Corbin Wilson, Alyeska Ski Club; 3. Mason Vazquez, HART