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Martens sweeps slalom races at Whiteface

April 3, 2013
By the News staff , Lake Placid News

WILMINGTON - National Sports Academy skier Peter Martens swept the slalom races March 24 in the FIS Develoment races held at Whiteface Mountain.

Martens, a New York Ski Educational Foundation member, turned in times of 40.64 and 48.51 seconds for a two-run time of 1:29.15 to capture the first slalom race of the day Sunday. His twin brother Colin wasn't far behind with a total time of 1:29.80.

Peter Martens came back in the second slalom race with runs of 44.38 and 43.78 to take that title as well.

William Larosa-Verdon of Northwood School placed 13th in the first slalom race with a combined time of 1:31.98 and was 24th in the second event with a time of 1:32.76. Classmate Kelton Donohue placed 22nd in the second slalom event.

Kalen Griffin of Lake Placid placed seventh in Sunday's women's slalom race after clocking runs of 51.79 and 50.12 seconds. Griffin is a student at St. Lawrence University.

Karen Nicole Bell won the ladies slalom with times of 51.35 and 48.09.

In the giant slalom race March 21, Olexa Chewpa of National Sports Academy placed fourth in 2:05.63, while schoolmate Andrew Yoviene was seventh in 2:06.44. Larosa-Verdon was 13th in the same race in 2:07.49.

On March 22, Donohue was the top giant slalom finisher with his third-place finish in 1:59.55. Peter Fucigna won the race with a 1:58.43.

The field for the events included 111 male competitors and 66 females. It was the final weekend of the season for NYSEF racers.



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