Larch Hills racers bring home medals

Nine skiers travelled to Grande Prairie, Alta. this past weekend to represent Larch Hills at the Western Canadian Championships

Nine skiers travelled to Grande Prairie, Alta. this past weekend to represent Larch Hills at the Western Canadian Championships.

Following a 10-hour drive, there were three days of racing against the best of the West. Larch Hills skiers returned with six medals and several top-10 finishes.

The team was coached by Brian May and Donna Flatman, with waxing help from several parents in attendance.

Here are some Larch Hills highlights:

Day #1. Individual Sprint/Prologue – Free Technique:

1st – John Connor – Junior Boys, 3rd – Alysson Marshall – Open Women, 3rd – Rachel May – Midget Girls, 6th – Andrew Nash – Juvenile Boys, 6th – Thomas Hardy – Junior Men (racing up), 8th – Jonathan Bakker – Junior Boys.

Day #2.  Interval Start – Classic Technique:

1st – Thomas Hardy – Junior Boys, 4th – Rachel May – Midget Girls, 5th – Alysson Marshall – Open Women, 6th – Alexander Corbett – Juvenile Boys, 10th – Kyle Flatman – Junior Boys.

Day #3 – Mass Start – Free Technique:

1st – Thomas Hardy – Junior Boys, 1st – Rachel May – Midget Girls

8th – Alexander Corbett – Juvenile Boys.

Alysson Marshall did not race in the third  and final stage on Sunday.

More results can be found at the Zone 4 website.

Next on the racing calendar for the younger members of the team are the BC Midget Championships in Revelstoke this weekend. Larch Hills will be represented by a whopping 30 skiers aged nine to 12 years.