After a cold night, there was sunshine for 1st day of the Intermountain/Rocky Mountain Super JOQ races on the Soldier Hollow Olympic Trails. 25 Far West Nordic Junior athletes competed in Friday’s Sprint Competitions.
The highlight results of the day was an overall win by Sam Zabell in the MJ3 Boys competition (a wave start 2.6 km race), a 4th place finish by Katrin Larusson , a 5th place finish by Laurel Fiddler, and a 10th place by Bria Riggs (4th in the “B” final) in the FJ2 division, and a 5th place finish by Annika Taylor in the FJ1/FOJ division. Others advancing to the quarterfinals, but not moving on to the later heats included Raylene Chew (13th FJ2), Austin Meng (26th MJ1/MOJ), and Jackson Rohlf (19th MJ2). Gabrielle Rinne was 6th in the FJ3 division.
Rounding out the Far West were Skyler Flora (31), Danielle Nivinski (34), Camille Hartley (61) in the J2 girls, Joelle Romo (31) and Allie McDaniel (48) in the J1/OJ girls, Alec Wiltz (31), Patrick McElravey (32), Jordan McElroy (43), Evan Dion (45), Justin Ondry (56), Joe Piercy (72), Alex Kopytko (77), and Branden Deeter (102) in the J1/OJ boys, and Brandon Flora (80) in the J2 boys, and Skyler Mullings (18) in the MJ3 race and Savannah Blide (19) in the FJ3 division.
Tomorrow is distance Classic day, so stay tuned…