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Adams, Poyfair trade wins at Vail moguls contest

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VAIL – Kiki Adams took 1.3 seconds off her first-run time to top the women’s field at the Vail RMD Moguls on Saturday. Coming out of fifth place in the first run, Adams upped the ante on her 360, back-flip-iron-cross air package by coming out fast; first-run leader Jordan Poyfair of Team Summit placed third behind Vail’s Heidi Kloser; Becky Miller took fifth behind Lane Stoltzner; J5 phenom Kaitlin Harrell took 16th overall and third among J3 women as the only J5; Alisha Sheifley was 24th; and Sarah Johnson was 27th.Team Summit’s Justin Henceroth and John Eaton finished second and third, respectively, in the men’s race, which was won by Zak Watkins. Henceroth was the fastest skier of the day on the Cookshack course, but Watkins had enough of an edge in turns scores to eclipse him by .08 points. Eaton, in typical dramatic fashion, came out of last place to put together a strong performance at the end of the day and claim the final podium position. Bruce Perry ripped his way to a win in the J4 men’s category. He was followed by teammate George Degrandis in second. Dylan Walczyk took third among J3 men; Ian Borgeson was fifth in the J3 comp; and Sean Scanlan and Tyler Wahl notched top-10 J2 results.In Sunday’s championship event, Poyfair mirrored Adam’s feat from the day before by stripping 1.5 seconds off her time and taking the win. Poyfair made improvements across the board to fine tune her airs, turns and speed in the 16-skier final; Adams placed sixth; Alisha Sheifley skied to second in the J3s, followed by Kaitlin Harrell in third.Justin Henceroth took silver again on Sunday behind repeat winner Zak Watkins of Telluride. New Team Summit addition David Degol was able to deal with the tricky conditions and placed third; J4 Bruce Perry Jr hit his 360, 720 combo to take first in age class and 19th overall; and Huntington Adams was third among J3 men followed by Dylan Walczyk in fourth. John Eaton and Brandon Denker crashed and missed the final.