Julia Bjorkman, from Incline Village, Nev., and representing Sugar Bowl Academy took the Marriot J2 national GS championship Saturday with a screaming second run that moved her seven hundredths of a second ahead of silver medal winner Breezy Johnson, from Victor, Idaho and the Rowmark Ski Academy.

It is the second gold medal of the J2 national championships for Bjorkman, the winner of the super G held Thursday.

The bronze medal will head north to Anchorage Alaska in the hands of Alyeska Ski Club racer Jordan Lane.

Lexi Calcagni, the downhill silver medalist, finished fourth for the East representing Burke Mountain Academy. Isabella Andreini got her third top five finish in four J2 National races. Andreini skis for Rowmark lives in Park City.

The rest of the top 10 included, respectively, Madeline Johnson, Katy Greene, Alexandra Skovran, Jessica Reinhart and Chandler Sedberry.

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Hank McKee
Senior Editor
In memoriam: The veteran of the staff, McKee started with Ski Racing in 1980. Over the seasons, he covered virtually every aspect of the sport, from the pro tours to junior racing, freestyle and World Cup alpine competition. He wrote the first national stories for many U.S. team stars, and was still around to report on their retirements. “Longevity has its rewards,” he said, “but it’s a slow process.”



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