Photo from BC Alpine website: www.bcalpine.comVail, Colorado (Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013) – 18-year-old Alix Wells of Prince George and the Prince George Ski Club had the breakthrough she was looking for Tuesday, when she put two solid runs together to secure a 20th place finish in a Nor-Am Cup slalom race in Colorado. Wells has fought back from three leg fractures in as many years, and is in her first full season back with the BC Ski Team.

Starting with bib number 66, there was a good chance the course would be a little rough by the time she got to the start gate, but under "sunny skies and the absolute best conditions you could ask for", according to coach, JP Daigneault, the track held up better than expected and Wells found herself in 30th position after run #1. Of course this meant starting first in the second run!

"I approached this morning's race like another day of training, which allowed me to ski without nerves and with ease", said Wells. "When I found out I was sitting in 30th and would be starting first, I was initially nervous, but then I realized how smooth the track would be, which would let me ski my own line. I'm pretty excited right now, and after two challenging days of GS, today's result couldn't have come at a better time. My confidence is back to where I need it to be. Thanks to the coaches, Paul Lavoie (our tireless ski technician) and everyone else who made this an awesome day!"Photo from BC Alpine website: www.bcalpine.com

Rank

Bib

Name

Year

Nation

Run 1

Run 2

Total Time

 1

 1

RIIS-JOHANNESSEN Kristina

1991 

NOR 

 56.74

 1:02.27

 1:59.01

 2

 13

DUKE Hailey

1985 

USA 

 57.74

 1:03.03

 2:00.77

 3

 7

IRWIN Madison

1991 

CAN 

 58.01

 1:03.07

 2:01.08

 4

 2

RYLEY Kate

1989 

CAN 

 57.84

 1:04.19

 2:02.03

 5

 5

LAPANJA Lila

1994 

USA 

 57.74

 1:04.80

 2:02.54

 6

 11

FAUSA Chloe Margrethe

1992 

NOR 

 59.44

 1:03.64

 2:03.08

 7

 15

REMME Roni

1996 

CAN 

 59.02

 1:04.07

 2:03.09

 8

 14

CARROLL Tianda

1993 

CAN 

 58.81

 1:04.32

 2:03.13

 9

 18

SMALL Greta

1995 

AUS 

 59.85

 1:05.52

 2:05.37

 10

 27

SIMARI BIRKNER Maria Belen

1982 

ARG 

 1:00.91

 1:04.49

 2:05.40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 20

 66

WELLS Alix

1995 

CAN 

 1:02.86

 1:05.47

 2:08.33

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