Kokanee racers remember one their own 

The fifth stop of the Kokanee Valley Race Series, a super G on Gandy Dancer, was dedicated to the memory of Dennis Cofield, a long-time local racer who passed away in January.

The conditions were nearly perfect for the race, which attracted some 95 competitors. The course was short, but challenging with a few hard turns, including a tough left turn over a knoll near the bottom of the course. With only one of the two runs counting, however, the racers took a few chances.

At the aprés party, former World Cup star and current Whistler Mountain Ski Club coach Rob Boyd won the draw for a pair of Atomic skis. He auctioned them off and donated the proceeds to the Whistler Health Care Centre in memory of Dave Sheets, who died in an on-mountain collision on Feb. 12.

The next KVRS event is a giant slalom on Blackcomb on Feb. 27. You can register at any Whistler-Blackcomb Ski School Sales location or by calling the reservation centre at 1-800-766-0449. You can also register on race day at the Rendezvous until 10 a.m.

Complete results from this event and previous races are available at www.whistler-blackcomb.com/calendar/events/kokanee.asp

Pro Women

1. Kim McKnight, 1:00.90

2. Liz Roehrig Thompson, 1:02.41

3. Kelly Holmes, 1:06.11

Pro Men

1. Rob Boyd, 0:55.07

2. Sead Causevic, 0:55.64

3. Chris Kent, 0:56.61

Pro Telemarkers

1. Grant Ringham, 1:19.26

Pro Snowboarders

1. Ian Hadgkiss, 1:07.60

2. Scott Gillis, 1:13.09

3. Derek Maxheleau, 1:18.24

Women 50 to 59

1. Randall Carpenter, 1:11.58

Women 40 to 49

1. Sanae Tanaka, 1:00.65

2. Janine Linder Joris, 1:03.64

3. Kelly Nylander, 1:09.36

Women 30 to 39

1. Akiko Kitagawa, 1:07.54

2. Shirley Hui, 1:12.56

3. Sherry Newstead, 1:12.74

Women 19 to 29

1. Sarah Plummer, 1:13.67

2. Clare Pickering, 1:14.54

3. Brook Martin, 1:16.50

Women Telemarkers

1. Lisa Helmer, 1:33.70

2. Ki Wight, 1:35.25

Women Snowboarders

1. Michele Rideout, 1:29.08

2. Joey Christensen, 1:44.95

Men Snowboarders

1. Will Gaddy, 1:23.72

2. Pete MacRae, 1:31.41

3. Jeff Gatto, 1:37.23

Men 70-Plus

1. Raymond Bradley, 1:08.67

2. Gar Robinson, 1:17.08

3. Joe Batho, 1:18.92

Men 60 to 69

1. Bob Switzer, 1:00.45

2. David Trussler, 1:04.44

3. Len Tangen, 1:22.53

Men 50 to 59

1. Jules Lajoie, 1:07.12

2. Paul Psutka, 1:07.80

3. Michael D’Artois, 1:11.57

Men 40 to 49

1. Rick Lewon, 0:56.77

2. Steve Fleckenstein, 0:58.41

3. Russell Clark, 0:58.52

Men 30 to 39

1. Bob Jaffe, 1:00.11

2. JP Trottier, 1:01.03

3. Geoff Gerhart, 1:01.99

Men 19 to 29

1. Rick Doran, 0:59.38

2. Tobias Maletz, 1:01.45

3. Bryn Jones, 1:03.66

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