CRMS snowboarder places fifth at Junior Worlds |

CRMS snowboarder places fifth at Junior Worlds

Nina Clark, a 15-year-old sophomore at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School, placed fifth in here age class in the half-pipe event at the Vodafone Snowboard Nations Junior World Championships held Sept. 7-13 at the Cardrona resort in New Zealand.

Clark Also posted a ninth-place finish in the parallel giant slalom.

In all, 135 amateur athletes competed in the World Championships. After two qualifying rounds and three rounds in the finals, Clark finished the half-pipe competition behind winner Mero Narita of Japan and fellow U.S. team members Elena Hight, Joanie Anderson and Stacie Anderson.

Clark and the other racers battled near-whiteout conditions in the parallel giant slalom. Current Norwegian champion Hilde Katrine Engeli won the event, followed by Germany’s Isabella Laboech and Hight.

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