The Revelstoke Nordic Junior Race Team skied to fifth place at the BC Championships in Kelowna last weekend.

Revelstoke Nordic race team finishes fifth at BC Championships

This past weekend, the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club travelled to Kelowna to compete in the 2015 Teck BC Cross Country Ski Championships.

By Matt Smider, Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club

This past weekend, members of the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club travelled to Kelowna to compete in the 2015 Teck BC Cross Country Ski Championships. The three-day event from Friday to Sunday attracted 597 skiers from B.C., Alberta, Ontario and Washington.

The season’s trend of marginal snow conditions continued at this event, however the hard work on behalf of the organizers ensured that trails were skiable and all events were competed.

37 members of the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club participated in the Championships, contributing to a tie for fifth place overall out of 15 teams.

Top five placings for Revelstoke Nordic Junior Race Team from Friday’s classic races:

— 1st – Isobel Wilson, Atom Girls 3

2nd – Alexandra Luxmoore, Bantam Girls 1

3rd – Alana Brittin, Juvenile Girls 1

4th – Beth Granstrom, Juvenile Girls 1

4th – Natalia Morrone, Atom Girls 3

4th – Ruby Serrouya, Pee Wee Girls 1

5th – Maeve MacLeod, Pee Wee Girls 2

— 6th – Elliot Wilson, Bantam Boys 1

— 6th – Jaclyn Elliott, Bantam Girls 2

— 7th – Francesco Morrone, Bantam Boys 1

— 7th – Nelson Luxmoore, Bantam Boys 2

— 7th – Simon Blackie, Midget Boys 2

— 8th – Sophie van Oort, Pee Wee Girls 1

— 8th – Emily MacLeod, Bantam Girls 2

— 9th – Arianna Morrone, Bantam Girls 2

— 9th – Lillian Vickers, Pee Week Girls 1

— 9th – Elizabeth Elliott, Juvenile Girls 1

— 10th – Erik Brosch, Midget Boys 2

— 10th – Tayla Koerber, Junior Girls 2

Top 10 placings for Revelstoke Nordic Junior Race Team from Saturday’s free-technique races:

— 2nd – Isobel Wilson, Atom Girls 3

— 2nd – Beth Granstrom, Juvenile Girls 1

— 4th – Natalia Morrone, Atom Girls 3

— 4th – Ruby Serrouya, Pee Wee Girls 1

— 4th – Alexandra Luxmoore, Bantam Girls 2

— 6th – Maeve MacLeod, Pee Wee Girls 2

— 6th – Elliot Wilson, Bantam Boys 1

— 7th – Nelson Luxmoore, Bantam Boys 2

— 8th – Lillian Vickers, Pee Wee Girls 1

— 8th – Simon Blackie, Midget Boys 2

— 8th – Elizabeth Elliott, Juvenile Girls 1

— 8th – Tayla Koerber, Junior Girls 2

— 9th – Francesco Morrone, Bantam Boys 1

— 9th – Jaclyn Elliott, Bantam Girls 2

— 9th – Alana Brittin, Juvenile Girls 1

— 10th – Sophie van Oort, Pee Wee Girls 1

— 10th – Arianna Morrone, Bantam Girls 2

— 10th – Erik Brosch, Midget Boys 2

Top 10 placings for Revelstoke Nordic Junior Race Team for Sunday’s relay race:

Pee Wee Girls

— 4th – Maeve MacLeod, Sophie van Oort, Senna Bailey

— 5th – Isobel Wilson, Natalia Morrone, Lillian Vickers

Midget Boys

— 6th – Simon Blackie, Nelson Luxmoore, Erik Brosch

Junior Women

— 4th – Alana Brittin, Elizabeth Elliott and Beth Granstrom

Open & Master Women

— 1st – Tayla Koerber, Kate Granstrom and Sarah Newton

In addition to the full-slate of racing, there was a banquet on Saturday night to honour award winners from the overall BC Cup Series. Several members of the Revelstoke Nordic Junior Race Team won awards.

Pee Wee Girls 1

— 2nd – Ruby Serrouya

— 3rd – Lillian Vickers

Bantam Girls 1

— 3rd – Alexandra Luxmoore

Juvenile Girls 1

— 2nd – Alana Brittin

— 3rd – Beth Granstrom

The BC Championships marks the end of major competitions for many of the youngest Revelstoke Nordic skiers. However, all skiers will be donning costumes to compete in the super-fun Team Scream event in Revelstoke this Saturday, February 28th. Six of the eldest junior skiers will maintain their training focus for a few more weeks as they prepare for Ski Nationals 2015 in Thunder Bay, Ont., from March 14-21.

For a full list of top 10 finishers, see the Times Review website.

 

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