Skiing: Vail club shines at first day of Atmore
The three-day ski race at Spirit Mountain continues through Sunday.
DULUTH — The Ski and Snowboard Club of Vail, Colorado struck first on day one of the Atmore Memorial Race at Spirit Mountain on Friday.
Jackson Gayer and Daniel Gillis were the overall winners in two slalom races that began the three-day event.
Gayer completed his two runs just four hundredths of a second ahead of Mitchell Riley of the Eldora Ski Club of Colorado. Riley also finished second to Gillis in the second race of the day.
In the Under-18 division, Joshua Nelson of Minnesota's Buck Hill Ski Club program was the best finisher in Race 1 and took third in Race 2, which was won by Hunter Salani, also of the Vail club.
Team Duluth athlete Wyatt Shultz took 62nd overall in Race 1 to highlight local participants.
The event, which is one of the premier ski races in the Midwest, continues Saturday with a slalom for men, followed by a women's slalom race. There are two women's slalom races on Sunday.