Whitewater owns podium at host event

Lucy Leishman won two gold medals in the under-12 girls' races.

Whitewater's Gemma Leishman flies down the course during the team's host event.

Lucy Leishman won two gold medals as the Whitewater Ski Team dominated its host event.

Leishman was the only skier to post a sub-30 second time in the under-12 girls’ event, finishing the first first race in 29.8 seconds while taking the second in 28.9 on Feb. 28.

Her Whitewater teammate Narayani Shapovalova followed in second while Ana Robertson was third. In the second race, Whitewater’s Sarah Robertson took second behind Leishman with Shapovalova in third.

On the boys’ side, River Swetland won the first race in 33.2 seconds. His Whitewater teammates Cameron Bibby-Fox and Cole Woodward filled out the podium in second and third, respectively.

In the second race, Hunter Hedges stormed back from a first-race disqualification with a 31.6-second run to win gold. Swetland finished second while Bibby-Fox was third.

The event also included an under-10 competition. Athletes from Red Mountain, Summit Lake, Phoenix Mountain and Salmo also took part.

(CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the third-place finishers for the girls and boys’ under-12 races. Ana Robertson and Cole Woodward each finished third, respectively.)

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