PENTICTON’S MEG CUMMING won the International Ski Federation’s sponsored Keurig Cup on the B.C. Alpine circuit. The 17-year-old accomplished the feat while competing against an older field.

PENTICTON’S MEG CUMMING won the International Ski Federation’s sponsored Keurig Cup on the B.C. Alpine circuit. The 17-year-old accomplished the feat while competing against an older field.

Meg takes Keurig Cup

Penticton's Meg Cumming has strong season with Big White Racers

Former Apex Ski Club member Meg Cumming captured the under-18 and B.C. women’s overall championship this season.

On the weekend of April 4, she won the International Ski Federation Keurig Cup series topping Prince George’s Alix Wells by 12 points, 697 to 685.

“It was super exciting. It was definitely a great way to end the year,” said Cumming, who competed in 21 races for Super G, slalom, downhill and giant slalom.

Competing with the Big White Racers for the last two years, Cumming, 17, went up against a field that was up to 21 years of age. Cumming admitted the field with mostly B.C. skiers and a few from Alberta, was strong. Cumming was able to shake off a rough start to finish strong.

“It’s a big accomplishment,” she said. “Girls peak around that (older) age. There is definitely a disadvantage being younger.”

Her only goal of the season was to ski well. When she realized she had won the series, she was excited.

Among the things that Cumming enjoyed was competing at her favourite hill in Sun Valley, Idaho traveling around B.C. and meeting new people.

A goal of Cumming’s is to secure a ski scholarship with National Collegiate Athletic Association school.

 

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