Morning Star Staff
Sovereign Lake Nordic Club had racers competing at two different events over the Christmas holidays, and despite the very cold temperatures, the team managed some hot results.
Five skiers competed in the three-day NorAm event in Rossland. Ian Oliphant secured two podium spots with a gold and silver in the skate events and a fifth in the classic.
Torin Andrews took two fourth-place finishes and one fifth in a deep field in the Midget boys. Clara Hardy skied well to earn three top-10 finishes in her category, while Paige Latta had a strong fifth in the classic event and a bronze in the B sprint final.
Hannah Mehain grabbed sixth and seventh in the distance races, and pulled off a second in the B sprint final, competing in the Open Women’s category.
Another five Sovereign racers competed in the BC Biathlon Cup in Telemark (West Kelowna) on the same weekend.
This was the first BC Cup for the four youth biathletes, who showed some promising results.
Lucas Sadesky skied and shot his way to a sixth during the first day of competition, and with better results in the range the second day, he moved himself onto the podium for a second.
Danica Ariano also improved during the two days, finishing sixth in the individual on the first day and fifth in the pursuit on the final day.
Julian Hudson, who shot standing for the first time during the event, had a solid ninth.
Unfortunately he wasn’t able to start on Sunday, due to the flu.
Camille Hanry had to sit out Saturday’s race due to sickness, but she mustered up the strength to race Sunday, and though not in her best form, was able to finish off her race with a smile.
Coach Laurie Dusik also took to the race course, shooting well in her events, and snagging fifth place in both races.