Podiums abound for Revelstoke Nordic ski racers in Kamloops

Revelstoke Nordic ski racers competed against more than 300 racers at BC Cup #2 in Kamloops.

Nyssa Thomas finished second in Saturday's skate-ski race and fourth in Sunday's classic race in the Bantam girls 1 category.

By Matt Smider, Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club

Last weekend, Revelstoke Nordic skiers travelled to the Stake Lake Nordic Centre near Kamloops to compete against more than 300 skiers from across the province in the second BC Cup of the season.

31 Revelstoke competitors participated in the two-day event and were treated to mainly sunny skies and air temperatures slightly below freezing. The race trails at Stake Lake, located 25 kilometres south of Kamloops and maintained by the Overlander Nordic Ski Club, provided a challenging mix of steep climbs and technical descents.

Saturday’s race was a 15-second interval start freestyle (skate) event. Top Revelstoke junior results include:

1st – Ruby Serrouya, Pee Wee Girls 2, 1.5km

2nd – Nyssa Thomas, Bantam Girls 1, 2.5km

2nd – Beth Granstrom, Juvenile Girls 2, 5km

3rd – Maeve MacLeod, Bantam Girls 1, 2.5km

3rd – Emily MacLeod, Midget Girls 1, 3.5km

3rd – Elizabeth Elliott, Juvenile Girls 2, 5km

4th – Isobel Wilson, Pee Wee Girls 1, 1.5km

4th – Jaclyn Elliott, Midget Girls 1, 3.5km

5th – Natalia Morrone, Pee Wee Girls 1, 1.5km

5th – Sophie van Oort, Pee Wee Girls 2, 1.5km

5th – Elliot Wilson, Bantam Boys 2, 2.5km

5th – Simon Blackie, Juvenile Boys 1, 5km

5th – Alana Brittin, Juvenile Girls 2, 5km

On Sunday, skiers competed an exciting classic technique mass start event. Once again, there were many top results from junior Revelstoke athletes:

1st – Alana Brittin, Juvenile Girls 2, 5km

2nd – Maeve MacLeod, Bantam Girls 1, 2.5km

2nd – Elizabeth Elliott, Juvenile Girls 2, 5km

3rd – Ruby Serrouya, Pee Wee Girls 2, 1.5km

3rd – Isobel Wilson, Pee Wee Girls 1, 1.5km

3rd – Elliot Wilson, Bantam Boys 2, 2.5km

3rd – Kolibri Drobish, Midget Girls 2, 3.5km

3rd – Beth Granstrom, Juvenile Girls 2, 5km

4th – Natalia Morrone, Pee Wee Girls 1, 1.5km

4th -Sophie van Oort, Pee Wee Girls 1, 1.5km

4th -Nyssa Thomas, Bantam Girls 1, 2.5km

4th – Jaclyn Elliott, Midget Girls 1, 3.5km

4th – Simon Blackie, Juvenile Boys 1, 7km

5th – Kate Granstrom, Juvenile Girls 2, 5km

Revelstoke athletes will have a weekend to recover before many of the eldest juniors head to Prince George and compete in the Western Canadian Championships from Feb. 19-21. The BC Cup series will culminate with the BC Championships at Callaghan Valley from Mar. 4-6.

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