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Mindnich, Haines claim top titles at Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom

Nils Mindnich, a 21-year-old from Stowe, Vt., claimed the Pro Men title at the 31st annual Mt. Baker Ski Area Legendary Banked Slalom with a time of 1 minutes, 13.22 seconds in Sunday’s final.

Stephanie Haines, 29, of Kelowna, British Columbia, won the Pro Women division with her time of 1:18.5. Rob Kingwill, 41, of Jackson Hole, Wyo., won the Pro Masters crown in 1:16.63, and Sequim’s Barrett Cummins won the Pro Women Masters title in 1:22.9.

Whatcom County winners included Bellingham’s Calvin Patterson in the Older Amateurs (1:17.28) and Glacier’s Zoe Vernon in the Women Amateurs (1:24.33).

Other division winners were: Megan Fraser (Next Gen Girls), Wyatt Cline (Next Gen Boys), Juliette Pelchat (Junior Girls), Finn Finestone (Junior Boys), Drayden Gardner (Younger Amateurs), Sara Niblock (Women Masters), Scott Reynolds (Masters), John Kaiser (Mid Masters) and Luke Edgar (Grand Masters).