The Strathcona Nordics Ski Club took 16 athletes to Whistler Olympic Park last weekend and brought home lots of hardware.
In the classic race on Saturday, first place results were earned by: Stephen Lamon, Carson Damery, Annelies Henckel, Luke Damery, Hugo Henckel and Tallon Noble.
Second place: Gabe Gledhill, Emma Wong, Ross Lamon.
Third place: Fynn Collins-Mann, Marilyn Mullan-Fraser.
Fourth place: Alexandra Apedaile, Sammy Hartig, Anna Chatterton.
In Sunday’s Team Relay, the following two-person teams earned medals:
First place: Tallon Noble/Ross Lamon, Stephen Lamon/Carson Damery, Annelies Henckel/Marilyn Mullan-Fraser, Luke Damery/Gavin Chatterton.
Second place: David Damery/Rupert Wong, Gabe Gledhill/Hugo Henckel, Alexandra Apedaile/Anna Chatterton.
Meanwhile, the Nordics had 15 athletes to the TECK BC Midget Nordic Ski Provincial Championships in Salmon Arm on Jan. 23-24. Despite the smaller contingent than in previous years, SNSC placed fifth out of 15 teams from all over B.C. as well as Canmore and Washington State.
Notable results included fifth place in the Individual classic event on Saturday morning for Hugo Henckel and a silver medal for Luke Damery in their respective age categories. In Saturday afternoon’s relay event, the team of Kai McGrady, Carson Damery, Henckel and Theo Lemay earned a bronze medal out of a large field of 22 teams.
In the exciting Kings Court Elimination format Sprint event on Sunday morning, Luke Damery and Henckel made it to the A final in their respective age categories and both came away with a silver medal, while Carson Damery made it to his age category A final and finished fifth out of 27 athletes. Naomi Swift earned a coveted Technique Award for skate skiing.