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Decker captures U16 Cup giant slalom crown

January 27, 2013
By the News staff ( , Lake Placid News

WILMINGTON - New York Ski Educational Foundation hosted the U16 Cup giant slalom and slalom races at Whiteface Mountain on Saturday, Jan. 12.

Northwood School student Cecily Decker of Saranac Lake won the giant slalom competition after recording a 54.96-second first run and 52.66 in her second for a total time of 1:47.62. Her sister Sheila Decker placed third in the event with a total time of 1:56.46.

Whiteface skiers dominated the slalom top five, with Beatrix Lever (1:28.99) taking first, Sheila Decker (1:34.32) in fourth and Jillian Barile (1:35.78) of Northwood in fifth. Megan Bright of National Sports Academy was second in 1:33.80.

Ben Meyer of National Sports Academy won the giant slalom with a two-run time of 1:51.83. Whiteface skier Dillon Smith was fifth in 1:53.85.

Jonathan Yudell won the slalom with a total time of 1:31.91. Alex Akoundi was NSA's top finisher in the event with a time of 1:39.89.



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