State skiing: Summit's Snyder sisters win both girls races as Aspen captures team title

(Erika Krainz)

Summit took home a pair of individual titles in the girls alpine races, and Aspen repeated as team champion, as the state skiing championships came to a conclusion on Friday.

Summit's Ella Snyder, a freshman, won the morning's giant slalom race, and her older sister, Olyvia Snyder, a junior, won the slalom in the afternoon. They helped pace an outstanding day for Summit that saw a number of standout individual performances.

But Aspen's girls kept pace. And, coupled, with the fast start to the team race that their nordic team gave them last week, the Skiers were able to repeat as state champions. It is Aspen's 10th girls championship. The school also won the boys title on Thursday.

(Erika Krainz)

Ella Snyder won the GS with a combined time of 1:45.03. She finished the first run in 52.79, and the second in 52.24. Snyder's teammate Jenna Sheldon was second (1:45.96), and Aspen's Stella Sherlock (1:46.70) was third.

Also finishing in the top five were Battle Mountain's Robin Pavelich (1:47.63) and Aspen's Cate Simpson (1:47.66).

Aspen also had Maddy Hicks finish seventh (1:49.95), while Summit's third scoring racer was Paige Petersen, who was 12th (1:51.47).

In the slalom, Olyvia Snyder captured the event with her two-run time of 1:28.48. She finished her first run in 43.61, and her second in 44.87.

Sheldon was also runner-up in the slalom, as she went 1:30.59, and Aspen's Sherlock was also third in the event (1:34.96).

Aspen's Simpson was fourth (1:35.16), and Summit's Camille Thompson was fifth (1:36.09).

Peterson placed sixth as Summit's third scoring race, in 1:37.13, Aspen also got points from Hicks, who was eighth in 1:38.10.

As a team, Aspen's alpine and nordic squads combined to score 670 points. Summit finished as runner-up with 644. Also in the top five were Middle Park (577 points), Vail Mountain (546), and Lake County (531).

(Erika Krainz)