Hometown girl claims first senior national slalom title - BC Alpine Ski Association



“It's nice to come home and be racing at home,” said Janyk, 22, whose parents and sister were on-hand to watch her claim her first senior national slalom title. Janyk was first in last year's Pontiac GMC Canadian Championships Super G, giant slalom, and combined events. “I grew up training on that course, so there were no surprises. The Canadian Championships are more relaxing and not as stressful as the World Cup, but we're still all very competitive.”

Janyk, whose total time for the day was one minute, 20.28, had a great second run, allowing her to squeak by teammate Emily Brydon, of Fernie, B.C., who was leading after the first run. Brydon and Janyk, who raced and competed together on the World Cup this season, were giving each other high-fives at the start on the upper portion of the Dave Murray Downhill course before the second run.

“We were both rooting for each other,” said Janyk.

Brydon, who finished second in 1:20.91 after two runs, said the first course was set to her advantage.

“I'm always good on straight and fast courses. I didn't perform very well in the second run