Sunshine and cold conditions prevailed at the BC Championships at the Overlander Ski Area at Stake Lake near Kamloops over the weekend of February 19-20.
The Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club had a club showing of 16 athletes to battle it out with 16 other clubs from within B.C.
The first day of action on a hilly course. In the five kilometre free technique course, Megan Evans was third overall among Juvenile girls while Hanna Thomson was fifth. Rhys Evans was sixth among Midget Boys and his sister, Brittany Evans, finished a strong fifth place in the 7.5 km race.
Athletes competed for provincial aggregate awards within the BC Cup series. Impressively, Revelstoke took the podium at the evening banquet several times receiving aggregate awards designed to reward a consistent effort and achievement across several BC Cups. This is calculated and based on the best three individual races out of a possible five events held as part of this series. We congratulate the following team members for a great effort over the season and in being honoured with this special provincial award:
• Aleks Klassen – 3rd – Pee Wee Boys 2001
• Beth Granstrom – 3rd – Pee Wee Girls 2000
• Rhys Evans – 3rd – Midget Boys 1997
• Hanna Thomson – 2nd Juvenile Girls 1995
• Megan Evans – 3rd Juvenile Girls 1996
• Brittany Evans – 3rd Junior Girls 1994
On day two of the championships, the fun began with the ever popular three person relay events, classic style. Our club teams decided on a mix of abilities to spread experience and opportunities around making medals a lower priority. It was particularly encouraging to watch 10 parents entered in the Masters category, ski a team relay 5 km lap and vow to ski more and get fitter!
Watch next week for results from the BC Midget championships being held at Whistler Olympic Park, for athletes ranging in age from 1998 and younger. As well, Megan & Brittany Evans, Hanna Thomson and Bronte Viznaugh are off to the Haywood Nationals being held March 11-19 in Canmore, competing in 5 events. They are presently training with zest to do the best they can. We wish them fast skis and good results.