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Sunlight Ski Team racers fare well at Council Cup

Post Independent staff report
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

LEADVILLE, Colorado – Last weekend, the entire Sunlight Ski Team participated in the annual Council Cup, a three-day event held at the historic Ski Cooper area.

It was Sunlight’s brightest showing this season. The event was a last-chance Junior Olympic qualifier for J3s (13- and 14-year-olds) and J4s (11-12). This was also the first-year J5s (9-10) were invited to compete.

First-year Sunlight Ski Team members Alexis Naylor (J5), Dalton Cherry (J5) and Quincy Dollahan (J4) all had their best races of the season so far.

Naylor skied to eighth in the giant slalom and a best-ever fifth in the slalom. Dollahan began the series with a fifth and fourth in super-Gs and followed up the next day with two top 10s in the giant slalom. Cherry finished eighth in the slalom – his highest finish in that discipline yet. He also placed eighth in the giant slalom.

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Cooper Cornelius (J5) skied his best slalom this year with two wins by substantial margins. He added a second and a third in the giant slalom.

Devan McSwain (J5) increased her number of podium trips with a second and third in the slalom. Alphonse Fischer (J3) continued his solid recent performance in the slalom with a fourth-place finish.

Lily McSwain used forerunning at Ski Cooper as a tuneup for the J3 Junior Olympics she’ll be competing in March 4-10 at Vail.


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