Taylor and Snyder top podium in Vail

USTSAFifty-eight racers took to the gates, the jump and skate at the Vail Sprint Classic on Saturday.  Most of the racers were juniors from Telemark programs at the Vail Mountain School (VMS), who hosted the race, Colorado Rocky Mountain School and the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.  For many, this was their first experience racing, dodging gates instead of trees.

Zoe Taylor and Cory Snyder were the fastest racers of the day at the Sprint Classic at Vail on Saturday.  Both were getting their last skiing on Colorado snow, before leaving on Monday to compete in the World Cup events in Austria and Slovenia this month.  Madi McKinstry took 2nd place for the women, Charlie Dresen took 2nd place for the men, followed by Jeffrey Gay in the Elite division.

Lyta Foulk, age 13, from Steamboat Springs posted a remarkable time of 4:10.2 which beat every competitor except 1 adult citizen racer and the elite racers.  She is one to watch in the months and years to come.

In the men’s 14 and under division, Brendan Durrum of Summit County was the winner, followed by Matthew Resignolo of Breckenridge and Bailey Wallisch of Steamboat.

The women’s 15-18 group was lead by Ellen Edgerton, followed by Maddi Conlin, both of Vail Mountain School.  Justine Timms of Colorado Rocky Mountain School took 3rd place.

Addison Baker of VMS took top honors in the Men’s 15-18 age division.  Asher Coady of Crested Butte was 2nd and Tucker Cocciarella of VMS took 3rd place.

Congratulations to all the racers and thank you to Vail Mountain Resort, Vail Mountain School and all the volunteers who make these events happen.

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These Colorado based skiers will have a chance to put it on the line again  this next weekend at the Sprint Classic scheduled at Sunlight Mountain Resort.