Alice Farrell finished strong during the BC Midget Championships at Sovereign Lake Saturday, Feb 16. Top competitors in the Grade 4-7 age range descended upon Sovereign Lake for the competition Saturday and Sunday. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)

Alice Farrell finished strong during the BC Midget Championships at Sovereign Lake Saturday, Feb 16. Top competitors in the Grade 4-7 age range descended upon Sovereign Lake for the competition Saturday and Sunday. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)

B.C.’s top young skiers hit Sovereign Lake for Championships

Midget-age racers came from across the province

Cross country athletes in Grades 4 through 7 from across the province descended upon Sovereign Lake to participate in the BC Midget Championships

The event ran Feb. 16 and 17 at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre.

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The term midget indicates this age bracket of athletes. Boys and girls participated in a two-kilometre interval classic race on Saturday morning. The afternoon saw boys and girls form four-person relay teams to ski a technical 1.5 km course with two legs of the race being skate technique and two legs classic.

Sunday began with a time trial in the skate technique on a 300m course that will seed the athletes for an exciting round of King’s Court sprint heats. This format of racing allows everyone to continue racing with the top-three athletes moving up and the bottom-three athletes move down into brackets for a series of heats.


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