Sammamish skiers cruise to success

January 12, 2011

By Christopher Huber

NEW — 5 p.m. Jan. 12, 2011

Sammamish alpine skier Brooke Wales took 25th overall in the downhill competition Wednesday in Altenmarkt Zauchensee, Austria.

Wales scored her first Europa Cup points (43.57) after finishing with a time of 1:8.80.

The time was less than two seconds behind the winner, Stefanie Moser, of Austria, who skied the course in 1:06.91. Wales skis for the United States team, and is a member of the Mission Ridge Ski Team.

Another Sammamish resident also experienced success on the slopes.

Yina Moe-Lange, who raced for Denmark in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, placed 18th overall in the slalom competition Tuesday at Snowbird, Utah.

Moe-Lange crossed the finish line in 1:38.82, less than five seconds behind winner Anne Cecilie Brusletto, of Norway.

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