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First-year FIS racer Jack Crawford, of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club, blazed to his second FIS win of the young season, this time a giant slalom at Lake Louise, Alberta, as part of the Keurig Cup.

After finishing fourth in Thursday's GS in a tough field lead by Alberta and B.C. provincial ski teams, Crawford posted the fastest first run time Friday and held on for the win. BCST racer Martin Grasic (Windermere Valley Ski Club) posted the fastest second-run time to finish second overall, while teammates Blake Ramsden (WMSC) and Patrick Carry (FAST) finished third and fourth respectively for another strong showing for the BC men. BCST racers Dominic Unterberger (Revelstoke), winner of yesterday’s race, and Broderick Thompson (WMSC), Thursday's third-place finisher, did not finish on Friday after "putting down full attack runs", said head coach Johnny Crichton. "With that type of skiing comes mistakes but it's how you deal with the mistakes that will make you a champion."

On the women’s side, Jocelyn McCarthy of the Alberta Ski Team took the top spot with Alexandra Burk and Mia Henry, finished in second and third. Whistler Mountain Ski Club’s Kelly Steeves put in a strong performance, finishing fourth, while Revelstoke’s Jamie Park and Whistler’s Rae Swette and BCST’s Alix Wells (Prince George) finished seventh, eighth and 10th respectively.

LIVE TIMING RESULTS – Men

LIVE TIMING RESULTS – Women

COMPLETE OFFICIAL FIS RESULTS – Men

Rank Bib Name Year Nation Run 1 Run 2 Total Time
 1  5 CRAWFORD James 1997  CAN   56.91  54.99  1:51.90
 2  8 GRASIC Martin 1995  CAN   57.77  54.90  1:52.67
 3  12 RAMSDEN Blake 1995  CAN   57.76  55.51  1:53.27
 4  2 CARRY Patrick 1995  CAN   57.89  55.76  1:53.65
 5  10 READ Jeffrey 1997  CAN   57.99  56.31  1:54.30
 6  17 HAWKINS Devon 1995  CAN   58.28  56.40  1:54.68
 7  1 GREIG Rob 1994  CAN   58.16  56.80  1:54.96
 8  15 PHILP Huston 1997  CAN   58.81  56.19  1:55.00
 9  22 WONNACOTT Benjamin 1995  CAN   58.89  56.67  1:55.56
 10  19 LEITCH Jack 1996  CAN   59.59  58.03  1:57.62

COMPLETE OFFICIAL FIS RESULTS – Women

Rank Bib Name Year Nation Run 1 Run 2 Total Time
 1  3 MCCARTHY Jocelyn 1996  CAN   58.73  57.42  1:56.15
 2  13 BURK Alexandra 1997  CAN   58.91  57.72  1:56.63
 3  12 HENRY Mia 1996  CAN   59.35  57.73  1:57.08
 4  6 STEEVES Kelly 1996  CAN   59.22  58.61  1:57.83
 5  4 TAYLOR Sarah 1997  CAN   59.07  59.20  1:58.27
 6  7 MELINCHUK Hannah 1996  CAN   59.71  58.80  1:58.51
 7  8 PARK Jamie 1995  CAN   59.90  59.19  1:59.09
 8  10 GUNNARSTEDT Rebecca 1991  SWE   1:00.37  59.08  1:59.45
 9  15 SWETTE Rae 1995  CAN   1:00.35  59.54  1:59.89
 10  26 WELLS Alix 1995  CAN   1:01.00  59.35  2:00.35