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Mia Henry, Fernie Alpine Ski Team, Silver in GS at K2 Nationals

COLLINGWOOD, ONT, (March 23, 2011) – Ontario skier Lizzie Currie, of Osler Bluff Ski Club, finally made it to the top of the podium in Wednesday’s giant slalom at the K2 Canadian Championships.

Currie, who was second after the first run, clocked in the fasted two-run combined time of one minute, 25.76 seconds.

“My run went pretty well I made a couple of mistakes though,” said Currie. “It’s definitely an advantage to have the K2 Championships in my own backyard. I’ve skied this mountain before and I know what to expect.”

Currie has already been on the podium twice, finishing second in Monday’s super combined event and third in Tuesday’s super-G race.

“I was really happy with my two runs today, but it wasn’t easy, the courses were pretty bumpy.”

Second place went to Mia Henry of the Fernie Alpine Ski Team who clocked a combined two-run time of 1:26.08.

“I’m so excited. I can’t believe it,” said Henry who was on the podium for the first time this week. “My goal was to be on the podium, especially today since giant slalom is my strongest event.

“I went all out in the first run and I only needed to have a clean second run. My skiing today felt really good.”

The podium was rounded out by Quebec athlete, of Mont-Tremblant, Valérie Grenier. She crossed the finish line with a two-run combined time of 1:26.18.

Wednesday’s race took place at the Georgian Peaks ski hill in the town of Thornbury, Ont., situated directly on Georgian Bay.

The conditions were pretty difficult for the athletes and volunteers as winter was back with cold temperatures and light snow falling.

The men will be racing the giant slalom on Thursday. LIVE TIMING

Daily photos HERE

GS Women (US racers included) Wed Mar 23, 2011
1 5 CURRIE Lizzie AOA OSLER 43.37 42.39 01:25.8
2 3 HENRY Mia B.C. FERNI 43.26 42.82 01:26.1
3 13 GRENIER Valerie SQA TREMB 43.87 42.31 01:26.2

4 9 BOULANGER Elyse SQA ESS 43.52 42.8 01:26.3
5 12 MCKERCHER Haley ALTA SUNSH 44.56 42.93 01:27.5
6 15 MAINS Sarah SQA ORFOR 44.3 43.59 01:27.9
7 4 WOODHOUSE Emma AOA CRAIG 44.49 43.45 01:27.9
8 6 STEEVES Kelly B.C. WHIST 44.53 43.55 01:28.1
9 8 FRIGON Genevieve SQA OLYM 45.11 43.37 01:28.5
10 43 GUEVREMONT Laurence SQA ORFOR 45.16 43.95 01:29.1
11 14 MERRYWEATHER Alice USA USA 45.19 44 01:29.2
12 19 LATHROP Lara USA USA 45.4 43.8 01:29.2
13 10 MCCARTHY Jocelyn ALTA RABBT 45.57 43.71 01:29.3
14 29 VANDER VEEN Rachel B.C. WHIST 45.47 43.85 01:29.3
15 20 CURRIE Stephanie AOA OSLER 45.27 44.32 01:29.6

Other BC Results:
16 26 FLECKENSTEIN Stefanie B.C. WHIST 45.62 44.05 01:29.7
20 46 MARTIN Mikayla B.C. WHIST 46.67 43.27 01:29.9
32 24 UNTERBERGER Emily B.C. REVEL 47.32 44.99 01:32.3
41 59 CUMMING Meg B.C. APEX 48.01 45.61 01:33.6
42 31 HOFFOS Courtney B.C. WINDR 47.77 45.91 01:33.7
48 52 MAH Cassandra B.C. GROUS 47.9 46.52 01:34.4
55 66 MOFFAT Megan B.C. BIGWH 48.65 47.24 01:35.9
66 40 KEPL Elizabeth B.C. WHIST 51.24 47.58 01:38.8

DNF 57 BRATTON Cassandra B.C. FERNI
DNF 1 GARTNER Stephanie B.C. FERNI

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