FIS racing kicks off in Southern Hemisphere


Charlie Guest racing in Schruns, Austria in March 2014. GEPA/Oliver Lerch

Charlie Guest racing in Schruns, Austria in March 2014. GEPA/Oliver Lerch

The start of August marked the beginning of the Southern Hemisphere 2014-15 FIS season as women contested a slalom in Cardrona, New Zealand and both genders took on giant slalom courses in El Colorado, Chile.

Scottish skier Charlie Guest, who races under the banner of Great Britain, claimed the women’s victory in New Zealand. The 20-year-old bested a field including her teammates Rachelle Rogers and Darcie Mead by a head-turning 4.26 seconds. Austria’s Denise Widner finished second and Rogers third. The only North Americans to complete the race were Bates College’s Sierra Ryder in 14th and Rowmark’s Lexi Calcagni in 18th.

“It’s a great feeling to have the first race in the bag,” said Guest. “My skiing today was not exactly ideal in the first run. I made a couple of mistakes and didn’t really find much of a rhythm in the course. … Summer prep has been going really well with the Scottish Institute, and I’ve made some real improvements with my cardio work whilst learning a lot about myself on the strength side of things. I’m really looking forward to the rest of our camp down here in New Zealand and of course final preparations back home before the Northern Hemisphere season.”

The men’s slalom in Cardrona scheduled for Aug. 2 was cancelled and the giant slalom events originally scheduled for July 31 were postponed to Aug. 3. New Zealand has faced challenging conditions this year with unseasonably warm temperatures and wet weather during the race series.

In Chile, local brothers Henrik and Sven Von Appen went 1-2 in the men’s GS on Aug. 2. Henrik, who finished the Sochi Olympic super-G and super combined in 32nd, also claimed the opening GS win of the season on Friday and was able to lower his points back to 32, where they were on the final list from last season. Younger brother Sven, who skis for Burke Mountain Academy, scored a career-best 43 with his finish just over a half-second behind Henrik.

Chilean Javiera Cea won the women’s GS race on Friday and Canadian Antoinette Tansley of Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club claimed the victory on Saturday. Races continue in New Zealand, Australia, Chile, and Argentina through mid-September.

RESULTS

Cardrona Women’s Slalom

 1  5  225518 GUEST Charlotte 1993 GBR  1:03.22  1:05.44  2:08.66  25.66
 2  4  56396 WIDNER Denise 1997 AUT  1:05.16  1:07.76  2:12.92  +4.26  49.50
 3  15  225588 ROGERS Rachelle 1995 GBR  1:05.38  1:07.77  2:13.15  +4.49  50.79
 4  1  565463 SLOKAR Andreja 1997 SLO  1:05.20  1:08.10  2:13.30  +4.64  51.63
 5  26  56404 HINTERHOLZER Katrin 1998 AUT  1:07.14  1:07.22  2:14.36  +5.70  57.56
 6  3  56393 LAMPRECHT Teresa 1997 AUT  1:05.68  1:09.22  2:14.90  +6.24  60.58
 7  28  56405 KARWANN Julia 1998 AUT  1:06.97  1:08.03  2:15.00  +6.34  61.14
 8  7  56394 SAGER Ines 1997 AUT  1:06.11  1:09.50  2:15.61  +6.95  64.55
 9  16  415206 GRIGG Eliza 1996 NZL  1:06.99  1:08.98  2:15.97  +7.31  66.57
 10  31  56402 DINGSLEDER Denise 1998 AUT  1:09.02  1:09.10  2:18.12  +9.46  78.60
 11  20  56397 GIGELE Jana 1997 AUT  1:08.76  1:10.03  2:18.79  +10.13  82.35
 12  19  45384 BROWN Rebecca 1997 AUS  1:09.28  1:09.82  2:19.10  +10.44  84.08
 13  11  299587 BONACCI Claudia 1997 ITA  1:07.69  1:11.70  2:19.39  +10.73  85.71
 14  6  6535491 RYDER Sierra 1996 USA  1:06.87  1:12.72  2:19.59  +10.93  86.83
 15  27  56403 GERBER Romy 1998 AUT  1:08.40  1:11.43  2:19.83  +11.17  88.17
 16  30  56406 MAYR Valentina 1998 AUT  1:11.28  1:09.72  2:21.00  +12.34  94.72
 17  22  415210 GAMSON Emma 1996 NZL  1:11.90  1:11.16  2:23.06  +14.40  106.24
 18  21  6535163 CALCAGNI Lexi 1995 USA  1:09.21  1:16.38  2:25.59  +16.93  120.40

 

El Colorado Men’s GS Aug. 1

 1  26  110324 VON APPEN Henrik 1994 CHI  45.87  46.67  1:32.54  28.16
 2  21  110269 CARVALLO Nicolas 1991 CHI  46.93  47.51  1:34.44  +1.90  48.28
 3  28  110320 CLARO Eugenio 1993 CHI  46.56  48.04  1:34.60  +2.06  49.98
 4  34  110268 CARVALLO Benjamin 1991 CHI  47.47  47.63  1:35.10  +2.56  55.27
 5  23  110381 BANADOS Alejandro 1997 CHI  47.51  49.63  1:37.14  +4.60  76.87
 6  43  110398 GUERRERO Hermogenes 1998 CHI  48.48  49.04  1:37.52  +4.98  80.90
 7  46  110392 MARINOVIC Antonio 1998 CHI  49.70  50.29  1:39.99  +7.45  107.06
 8  32  110382 MELERO Joaquin 1997 CHI  50.29  49.92  1:40.21  +7.67  109.39
 9  39  6531976 ASTIE Romain 1997 USA  49.87  52.08  1:41.95  +9.41  127.81
 10  44  110400 HOLSCHER Kay 1998 CHI  50.54  51.67  1:42.21  +9.67  130.57
 11  36  110351 QUIROGA Gonzalo 1996 CHI  50.72  51.59  1:42.31  +9.77  131.62
 12  53  110405 NEGRIN Roberto 1998 CHI  51.30  52.83  1:44.13  +11.59  150.90
 13  25  110339 ECHEVERRIA Sebastian 1995 CHI  54.80  50.01  1:44.81  +12.27  158.10
 14  40  80075 NOBRE Francisco 1997 BRA  51.64  54.50  1:46.14  +13.60  172.18
 15  38  110364 VELASCO Eugenio 1996 CHI  52.06  54.28  1:46.34  +13.80  174.30
 16  51  110391 EGUIGUREN Rafael 1998 CHI  52.96  53.54  1:46.50  +13.96  176.00
 17  29  110347 VENEZIAN Eduardo 1995 CHI  51.72  55.69  1:47.41  +14.87  185.63
 18  55  110367 BENGOLEA Juan Carlos 1996 CHI  55.23  55.33  1:50.56  +18.02  218.99
 19  41  110390 MONTESINOS Juan Alejandro 1971 CHI  1:02.68  1:00.74  2:03.42  +30.88  355.18

 

El Colorado Women’s GS Aug. 1

 1  2  115156 CEA Javiera 1994 CHI  50.09  50.84  1:40.93  86.67
 2  19  115215 PFINGSTHORN Magdalena 1998 CHI  51.87  52.73  1:44.60  +3.67  122.30
 3  3  115196 VICUNA Josefina 1996 CHI  52.22  52.73  1:44.95  +4.02  125.70
 4  15  595019 LOPES Joana 1998 POR  53.18  53.27  1:46.45  +5.52  140.27
 5  10  115212 KOIFMAN Barbara 1998 CHI  52.80  54.13  1:46.93  +6.00  144.93
 6  11  115217 BECERRA Valentina 1997 CHI  53.40  55.21  1:48.61  +7.68  161.24
 7  6  645001 ISAZA Laura 1997 COL  54.65  55.35  1:50.00  +9.07  174.74
 8  18  115211 GUTIERREZ Isidora 1998 CHI  56.14  56.50  1:52.64  +11.71  200.37
 9  1  115202 MONTENEGRO Florencia 1997 CHI  55.37  57.99  1:53.36  +12.43  207.36
 10  17  115209 SILVA Florencia 1998 CHI  57.25  57.39  1:54.64  +13.71  219.79
 11  16  115208 SANTORCUATO Francisca 1998 CHI  58.22  56.72  1:54.94  +14.01  222.70
 12  12  115205 CEA Josefa 1998 CHI  57.01  58.19  1:55.20  +14.27  225.23
 13  13  115216 PRUZZO Chiara 1997 CHI  1:02.18  1:02.47  2:04.65  +23.72  316.98
 14  14  115206 GONZALEZ Dominga 1998 CHI  1:02.33  1:03.00  2:05.33  +24.40  323.59
 15  7  115200 CISTERNAS Francisca 1997 CHI  1:02.98  1:05.90  2:08.88  +27.95  358.06

 

El Colorado Men’s GS Aug. 2

 1  28  110324 VON APPEN Henrik 1994 CHI  42.73  43.34  1:26.07  36.74
 2  26  110383 VON APPEN Sven 1997 CHI  43.00  43.62  1:26.62  +0.55  43.00
 3  23  110328 PFINGSTHORN Sebastian 1994 CHI  42.82  44.10  1:26.92  +0.85  46.42
 4  22  110268 CARVALLO Benjamin 1991 CHI  43.85  45.10  1:28.95  +2.88  69.53
 5  42  492201 PARELLADA Enric 1998 SPA  44.93  44.82  1:29.75  +3.68  78.64
 6  25  110356 OPPLIGER Lucas 1996 CHI  44.45  45.36  1:29.81  +3.74  79.32
 7  52  110409 HORWITZ Kai 1998 CHI  44.58  46.14  1:30.72  +4.65  89.69
 8  21  110382 MELERO Joaquin 1997 CHI  45.03  46.35  1:31.38  +5.31  97.20
 9  53  110398 GUERRERO Hermogenes 1998 CHI  46.16  46.43  1:32.59  +6.52  110.98
 10  33  110347 VENEZIAN Eduardo 1995 CHI  46.04  46.79  1:32.83  +6.76  113.71
 11  32  110388 VENEZIAN Lorenzo 1997 CHI  46.98  46.34  1:33.32  +7.25  119.29
 12  30  110339 ECHEVERRIA Sebastian 1995 CHI  46.58  46.93  1:33.51  +7.44  121.45
 13  39  6531976 ASTIE Romain 1997 USA  46.86  46.66  1:33.52  +7.45  121.57
 14  50  110392 MARINOVIC Antonio 1998 CHI  46.97  47.30  1:34.27  +8.20  130.11
 15  37  110385 FERNANDEZ Joaquin 1997 CHI  48.55  46.21  1:34.76  +8.69  135.69
 16  36  110351 QUIROGA Gonzalo 1996 CHI  47.02  47.96  1:34.98  +8.91  138.19
 17  54  110411 KOCH Gaspar 1998 CHI  48.40  47.34  1:35.74  +9.67  146.84
 18  49  110405 NEGRIN Roberto 1998 CHI  47.62  48.20  1:35.82  +9.75  147.75
 19  48  110391 EGUIGUREN Rafael 1998 CHI  48.18  48.16  1:36.34  +10.27  153.68
 20  40  80075 NOBRE Francisco 1997 BRA  48.28  48.53  1:36.81  +10.74  159.03
 21  27  110345 ARZE Ivan 1995 CHI  50.04  47.89  1:37.93  +11.86  171.78
 22  43  110367 BENGOLEA Juan Carlos 1996 CHI  50.52  50.10  1:40.62  +14.55  202.41
 23  45  110386 MOYANO Clemente 1997 CHI  51.14  51.06  1:42.20  +16.13  220.40
 24  47  110410 PORTALES Ignacio 1998 CHI  53.88  54.61  1:48.49  +22.42  292.02
 25  41  110390 MONTESINOS Juan Alejandro 1971 CHI  58.64  58.39  1:57.03  +30.96  389.25
 26  44  110393 PRUZZO Attilio 1998 CHI  1:02.47  59.51  2:01.98  +35.91  445.61

 

El Colorado Women’s GS Aug. 2

 1  2  107645 TANSLEY Antoinette 1997 CAN  46.76  46.95  1:33.71  92.60
 2  7  115156 CEA Javiera 1994 CHI  47.85  48.08  1:35.93  +2.22  115.82
 3  19  115215 PFINGSTHORN Magdalena 1998 CHI  48.29  49.89  1:38.18  +4.47  139.35
 4  14  115212 KOIFMAN Barbara 1998 CHI  49.89  48.36  1:38.25  +4.54  140.08
 5  6  645001 ISAZA Laura 1997 COL  50.07  50.44  1:40.51  +6.80  163.71
 6  15  115217 BECERRA Valentina 1997 CHI  50.80  50.55  1:41.35  +7.64  172.50
 7  9  595019 LOPES Joana 1998 POR  51.03  50.74  1:41.77  +8.06  176.89
 8  12  115211 GUTIERREZ Isidora 1998 CHI  51.11  51.92  1:43.03  +9.32  190.07
 9  10  115209 SILVA Florencia 1998 CHI  52.83  51.86  1:44.69  +10.98  207.43
 10  18  115205 CEA Josefa 1998 CHI  53.18  52.61  1:45.79  +12.08  218.93
 11  17  115208 SANTORCUATO Francisca 1998 CHI  52.67  53.52  1:46.19  +12.48  223.11
 12  16  115216 PRUZZO Chiara 1997 CHI  54.74  55.72  1:50.46  +16.75  267.77
 13  4  115200 CISTERNAS Francisca 1997 CHI  55.73  58.06  1:53.79  +20.08  302.59
 14  13  115207 OLIVARES Margarita 1998 CHI  56.92  58.48  1:55.40  +21.69  319.43
 15  11  115206 GONZALEZ Dominga 1998 CHI  59.40  57.39  1:56.79  +23.08  333.97
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