Erin Mielzynski took home the Sports Experts Canadian National Championship Slalom title at Mont Ste. Anne on Saturday.
Mielzynski, who had three top 10 finishes during this year’s World Cup season and was the power house that lead the Canadian’s to the Silver medal in the Team Event at 2015 World Championship in Vail-Beaver Creek, won her first National Championship title on Saturday.
With the spring-like conditions continuing in Quebec, the field yet again fought through unpredictable snow conditions, where more then half of the Ladies’ did not finish the 1st run.
Mielzynski finished with a combined time of 1:43.80. 2nd place was awarded to Candace Crawford (1:45.86), who also finished 2nd in Friday’s Giant Slalom and Jocelyn McCarthy finished 3rd (1:48.49).
“Today was all about fighting your way down,” said Mielzynski. “It was pretty rough track, but a fun hill and you had to fight top to bottom. I have never won a Canadian Championship so it is definitely an exciting day.”
Mielzynski placed 3rd in Friday’s Giant Slalom Sports Experts Canadian National Championship.
When asked for her thoughts on the significance of the National Championships, Mielzynski shared, “It is a big title to win and I have always wanted to win that. I think Nationals is a big deal, it is an opportunity for older and younger athlete’s to race together. I always look forward to Nationals as you get to see your old coaches and it’s one of the few times the whole country is together.”
Candace Crawford won the Jr. Canadian National Championship Slalom title in Saturday’s race, followed by Jocelyn McCarthy in 2nd and Alexa Dlouhy finishing in 3rd.
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