Vernon Ski Club qualified three female and four male athletes in the Osisko Super G Speed Camp and Fidelity Can-Am Alpine Races last week at Apex Resort in Penticton.
Katrina van Soest of Vernon was on the podium again in Super G with a silver medal, followed by 26th and 32nd finishes in the GS races.
Apex has hosted Super G and downhill events since 1994 and is instrumental in developing World Cup downhill racers. Almost 100 female and 100 male 15- and 16-year-olds from Canada and the U.S, raced in Super G, Giant Slalom and Slalom for the North American championships.
This event offered up the most challenging courses of the year. Unfortunately, because of heavy snowfall only eight of 12 races were run.
There were a lot of DNFs (did not finishes) but all the Vernon skiers had excellent races whether they finished or not.
Holly Clancy’s best result was 46th in GS with a 75th in Super G and 49th in slalom.
Ravi Vliet, still in recovery mode, had a best result of 17th in GS and 53rd in Super G.
Langdon Kersey placed 45th in Super G, 45th in slalom and 68th in GS.
Gavin Donald’s top finish was a 31st in the GS, while Antony de Wet was 54th in the GS and Christopher Richardson was 32nd in the GS.
Van Soest, Vliet and Donald have all qualified for the 22nd Whistler World Cup, April 4-6.