Local Skis to First Place

Courtesy photos  Alameda resident Candice Carroll finished first among her age group at the 12th annual Slush Cup held April 23. Carroll, 9, is a fourth grader.

Local Skis to First Place

 

Alameda resident Candice Carroll finished in first place in the 12-and-under Alpine female skiing competition at the Bear Valley Snowsports Education Foundation’s 12th annual Slush Cup on April 23. 

Carroll, a fourth grader at St. Joseph Elementary School, participated in the event held at the Bear Valley Ski Resort in Bear Valley, Calif. 

The day’s event was played under Parallel Giant Slalom (PGS) rules. PGS means two skiers compete at the same time on two parallel courses in a giant slalom race. Giant slalom races involve skiing between sets of poles or gates placed on the course.

To qualify for the finals racers ski down the slope and attempt their fastest qualifying times. Racers are then seeded by time and paired with a competitor with a similar time for the finals. Each finalist pair runs head-to-head on each course twice. The skier with the fastest combined time wins the event. 

Carroll, 9, completed her first run in 29.87. She skied down the slope in her second attempt in 30.67. Her combined time was 1:00.54. Carroll is a member of the Bear Valley Ski Team. Addison Gwin, 8, from Bear Valley came in second place with a combined time of 1:03.08. Madelyn Utterback, 10, from Dodge Ridge placed third with a combined time of 1:06.53. 

Meagan Johnson (1:08.03) and Caitlin Johnson (1:12.60) rounded out the top five.

 

Carroll receives the Slush Cup at the Bear Valley Ski Resort last month.