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.