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Provided by Michael Kariotis

Belvedere resident Jack Kariotis, 20, executes a jump during a training session last summer in Whistler, British Columbia. Kariotis has been named to the U.S. Ski Team as a moguls competitor.

Belvedere's Jack Kariotis ready to hone skills as a member of U.S. Ski Team


Jack Kariotis had victory on his mind when he took to the slopes April 4 at the International Ski Federation's Junior World Championships in Valmalenco, Italy. A moguls competitor, Kariotis had been skiing well all weekend on a difficult course.

"I had a good feeling that day," says Kariotis, 20, of Belvedere. "I was putting down good runs, and I felt like if I kept doing what I was doing I had a chance."

Kariotis did win the men's moguls competition. Shortly afterward, he was named to the U.S. Ski Team — the culmination, he says, of a lifetime's work.

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Local 9-year-old is second-fastest female in Marin County 5K race

Nine-year-old Chloe Elbaz of Tiburon finished fourth among all runners, second among women and first in her girls-under-10 division in the Marin County 5K, part of the Marin County Half Marathon, 5K and 10K, held on April 30 at McNear's Beach County Park in San Rafael.

Chloe shaved 3 minutes off her time from last year, finishing in 20 minutes, 6 seconds — just a minute off second place and about 3 minutes off first.
In the half marathon, 15-year-old Henry Denberg of Tiburon finished 16th overall and first among men ages 10-19 with a time of 1 hour, 30 minutes, 44 seconds.

In the 10K, Tiburon's Jack Ryan, 49, finished ninth overall with a time of 44:15. He was first among men ages 40-49. David Kaufman, 46, of Belvedere finished ninth in the same class, 64th overall. Other notable finishers included John Normoyle, 36, of Tiburon, who finished fifth among men 30-39. Ulrike Meunch, 40, of Tiburon finished fourth among women ages 40-49, and Leslie Blodgett, 54, of Tiburon finished 10th among women 50-59.
— Kevin Hessel

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