Squaw’s Cashman takes second in GS at national championships | SierraSun.com

Squaw’s Cashman takes second in GS at national championships

Squaw Valley Ski Team’s Keely Cashman, shown training at Copper Mountain, took second place in giant slalom at the U.S. Alpine Championships on Monday.
Courtesy of U.S. Ski & Snowboard

Local alpine racer Keely Cashman opened this week’s 2020 U.S. Alpine Championships in strong fashion, claiming a runner-up finish in Monday’s giant slalom event at Copper Mountain, Colorado.

Squaw Valley Ski Team’s Cashman, 21, finished her two runs with a combined time of 2 minutes, 18.83 seconds, which was 0.63 seconds off the first-place time laid down by Washington’s Katie Hensien. Cashman claimed first place in giant slalom during the 2019 national championships. This year’s event replaces the national championships that were scheduled for last March in Panorama Canada and Aspen, Colorado.

Sugar Bowl Academy alumna Gwen Wattenmaker, 19, claimed 14th with a combined time of 2:22.07. Another Sugar Bowl product Ainsley Proffit, 19, was racing but didn’t finish her second run. AJ Hurt, 19, of Carnelian Bay, was also competing, but didn’t finish her first run.

Racing continues today at Copper Mountain with men’s giant slalom.

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