Turner leads Juneau skiers in Western Region races

Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2002

Juneau's Hilary Turner, a freshman skier for the Montana State University Bobcats, posted the top finish of five local skiers at Friday's U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Western Region F.I.S. Tech Series races at Mammoth Mountain, Calif.

Turner, who missed the first half of the week-long series of races because of school commitments, took 20th place in Friday's women's giant slalom race. She posted a two-run time of 2 minutes, 27.08 seconds. Heidi Denton of Juneau was 56th with a two-run time of 2:37.07. Petra Svet of Slovenia won the race in 2:20.34.

Because she missed the first three races in the six-race series, Turner's first two results weren't reported in a Juneau Empire story in Friday's paper. Turner took 32nd place in Thursday's slalom race with a two-run time of 1:38.57 and she was 50th in Wednesday's slalom race with a two-run time of 2:01.47.

In Friday's men's slalom race, Brandon Horst was the top local skier after taking 32nd place with a two-run time of 1:34.57. Richard Isett of Juneau didn't finish his first run and J.C. Grochow of Juneau didn't start his second run. Rune Nielsen of Norway won the race in 1:24.61.

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