Revelstoke Nordic racers compete at Midget championships in Salmon Arm

17 members of the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Team competed at the BC Midget Championships at Larch Hills Nordic Society in Salmon Arm.

Ruby Serrouya races to gold in the sprints.

By Matt Smider, Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club

Last weekend, 17 members of the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Team competed at the BC Midget Championships at Larch Hills Nordic Society in Salmon Arm. Over 200 skiers born between the years 2003 and 2006 participated in the annual ski tournament. Teams came from around B.C., Alberta and even Washington to attend the two-day competition.

Revelstoke skiers should be very proud of their performance; our local team placed fourth out of 15 B.C. teams at the event.

Saturday saw cloudy skies and temperatures hovering slightly above 0 C. Racers began their day with a two-kilometre individual start classic technique event. Emily MacLeod displayed outstanding technique and was honoured to receive one of five technique awards. Here are Revelstoke’s top results from Saturday morning’s races:

2006 Girls:

Ruby Serrouya, 1st

Sophie van Oort, 9th

2005 Girls:

Nyssa Thomas, 7th

Maeve MacLeod, 8th

2004 Boys:

Elliot Wilson, 4th

Francesco Morrone, 9th

2003 Girls:

Emily MacLeod, 5th

Arianna Morrone, 10th

In the afternoon on Saturday, skiers competed in a mixed technique relay race. All legs of the relay were 1.5 kilometres and the first two skiers race classic technique, while the last two skiers skate skied. Two of the Revelstoke girls teams cracked the top 10 amongst the official relay teams:

Storm’s Senior Sliders: Emily MacLeod, Jaclyn Elliott, Zoe Larson, Arianna Morrone – 4th

Catwoman’s Caped Crusaders: Maeve MacLeod, Polly van Oort, Nyssa Thomas, Cassie Wolgram – 7th

On Sunday, racers competed a 300 metre skate technique sprint event beginning with a qualification round and then head-to-head heats. Temperatures remained near 0 C and skiers, parents, coaches and volunteers welcomed Sunday’s sunshine. Ruby Serrouya skied superbly to maintain her position atop the 2006 Girls category. Top Revelstoke results included:

2006 Girls:

Ruby Serrouya, 1st

Sophie van Oort, 7th

2005 Girls:

Nyssa Thomas, 10th

2003 Girls:

Emily MacLeod, 6th

Jaclyn Elliott, 9th

Great work to the organizers from the Larch Hills Nordic Society for hosting a fun event, complete with a banquet dinner and awards presentation on Saturday night. Revelstoke skiers will now look forward to this weekend’s BC Cup in Kamloops.

 

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