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Local Skiers at Junior Olympics this Week

Mon, Mar  8, 2004

Eleven local junior XC skiers travelled to Lake Placid, NY over the weekend to participate in the US Cross Country Junior Olympic Championships this week. Over 400 juniors ages 14-19 will be competing from 9 divisions around the country.

The first competition was a one km sprint qualifier on Monday with Glen Lake's Cassidy Edwards taking fourth place for girls 16-17 in 2:25.16. Three TC high school girls followed her, Julia Coulter 14th in 2:29.19, Natalie Dall'Olmo 21st in 2:31.92, and Anna Coulter 27th in 2:33.83.

TC Christian's Laura Meeker took 23rd for 14-15 yr old girls in 2:38.06.

Cam Ross, who graduated from TC last year, placed 25th for 18-19 yr old boys in 2:09.84.

Chris Scott led the 16-17 yr old boys from TC, 30th in 2:11.85, with Boyne's Ian Smith 77th in 2:23.56, and TC's John Hall 81st in 2:25.79. Rapid City's Morgan Weir followed in 82nd place in 2:25.98.

For 14-15 yr old boys, TC's Kyle Endicott took 58th in 2:33.66.

There are two more individual races scheduled, Wednesday's classic race and Friday's freestyle race,  followed by a relay on Saturday for the finale. For complete results, see www.orda.org/jo2004.html.

- Sara Cockrell