VanLaanen qualifies for finals at Grand Prix


Angeli VanLaanen, a Bellingham local, placed third in the qualifying round of the 2014 Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix halfpipe competition on Thursday, Dec. 19, in Copper Mountain, Colo.

She came in with an average score of 82.40, third only to Marie Martinod (83.40) and Ayana Onozuka (87.80).

The finals will be held Saturday, Dec. 21, and will determine who gets the chance to go to the Olympics held in Sochi, Russia.

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