FAST competes at Whistler Cup

Fernie skiers were at the Whistler Cup on April 8 to 10 after qualifying in a race last month.

Fernie skiers were at the Whistler Cup on April 8 to 10 after qualifying in a race last month.

There were three skiers racing from FAST in the event, Mia Henry, Stephanie Gartner and Ryan and Stuart Finley.

The Whistler Cup is Canada’s international children’s race and with the help of Alpine Canada aims to have more Canadian alpine racers working for podium performances.

In the ladies giant slalom on April 9, Henry came in fourth place with a total time of 1:52.91 and total race points of 12.35.

Henry competed in the ladies slalom on April 10 and came in seventh place with a total time of 1:26.98 seconds and total race points of 35.00.

Gartner also competed in the ladies slalom and came in 13th place with a total time of 1:28.30 and total race points of 44.79.

Both Gartner and Henry competed in the women’s super G. Henry finished in 22 place with a total time of 1:09.62 and Gartner finished in 25th place with a final time of 1:10.12.

Stuart competed in the men’s super G on April 8. He finished in 46th place with a final time of 1:10.03.

He also competed in the K2 men’s slalom and the K2 men’s giant slalom and did not finish in both races.

Ryan finished in 28th place in the KI men’s slalom with a total time of 1:15.75 and total points of 66.85. He finished in 39th place in the K1 men’s giant slalom with a total time of 1:02.69 and total points of 96.51.

In addition to the great performances at the Whistler Cup, Sarah Freeman won the Miele B.C. Cup.

The FAST team had a great season and made local fans proud.

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