Larch Hills tops in cup series

Larch Hills skiers earned first place in the Teck Okanagan Cup cross-country ski race series after the final event March 10

Fast and focused: Ingrid van Varseveld of Larch Hills keeps her eyes forward as she approaches the finish line at the final Okanagan Cup race at Sovereign Lake.

Fast and focused: Ingrid van Varseveld of Larch Hills keeps her eyes forward as she approaches the finish line at the final Okanagan Cup race at Sovereign Lake.

Larch Hills skiers earned first place in the Teck Okanagan Cup cross-country ski race series after the final event  March 10, hosted by the Sovereign Lake Nordics.

While many top spots were awarded to Larch Hills skiers on Sunday during the free-style event, the club as a whole took first in the series.

Racers of all ages and skiing ability from the Thompson/Okanagan attended to compete for individual medals and points for their club.  Club points are accumulated for each race in the Okanagan Cup series and an award is given to the club with the most points at the end of the final race. Points are earned for top-five finishers and for participation. This year, Larch Hills was the top finisher, with a total of 842 points, with Sovereign Lake coming in second with 553 points.

As for the race results for the day, in the Atom Boys category, Eric Moore earned first place, while Tessa Elliot and Emily Carelse took second and third in the Atom Girls category.

Trond May earned first in the Pee Wee Boys category and, in the Pee Wee Girls, Julianne Moore was first in the 2004 category. Sophia van Varseveld took first in the 2003 category.

In the Bantam category, Stephen Moore earned first for the boys, and Leah Nash took first in the girls.

Andrew Nash claimed first in the 1998 Juvenile Boys category, with Konrad van Varseveld taking first in the Midget Boys 2000 category.

David Bakker placed first in the Midget Boys 1999 category, and Rachel May took first place in the Midget Girls 1999 category.

Brian May claimed top spot in the Masters Men 40 to 49 category, while Gary Hartling took first place in the Masters Men  60-69 category.

For a complete list of race results, visit http://new.zone4.ca, or for more information, visit www.crosscountrybc.ca.

 

Salmon Arm Observer

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