CRMS kayekers medal at Worlds
Ali Wade and Hanna Farrar are coming home to Carbondale as world-class medalists.
The two Colorado Rocky Mountain School students and Carbondale residents earned a silver and bronze medal, respectively, in the final round of the Junior Women’s division of the Kayak Rodeo World Championships, held this week in Graz, Austria.
Wade, a junior at CRMS, and Farrar, a sophomore, advanced to Saturday’s medal round by tying for third and fifth place, respectively, in Monday’s preliminary round.
Wade posted a two-run total of 30 points in the prelims, with scores of 7.0 in the first run, followed by a 23.0 score in her second run.
Farrar totaled 25 points on runs of 16.0 and 9.0, respectively.
Saturday’s finals consisted of a series of rides where the lowest scorer among the top five paddlers is eliminated per round to determine the overall winner.
Wade had the highest score in the first round, posting a 35.0. Farrar, with an 11.0 mark, advanced by edging out Lena Schnoor of Germany for fourth place.
In the second round of rides, Wade and Farrar finished one-two, respectively, on scores of 28.75 and 14.0 while reducing the field down to three competitors.
Farrar was knocked out in round three after recording a low score of 7.0 points. Wade moved on to the championship ride against Czechoslovakia’s Katerina Migdauova by recording a 12.0 score.
Wade lost the final when Migdauova outscored her, 28.0-16.25.
Former CRMS student Celeste Powers also competed at the event. She tied for 14th overall and did not advance to the division’s finals.
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