Close to 130 athletes turned out on Sunday for the second Coast Cup race of the season, a classic event hosted by the Whistler Nordics and Whistler Olympic Park.
The local racers held their own in many categories and even came out with a few wins.
In the Open Men 7.5km race, Camille Cheskey placed first in 24:08, over 36 seconds faster than Antoine Arcade. Brent Murdoch was ninth in the category.
In Junior Girls 5km, Nicki Mudoch was first in 19:35 with Hollie Sones placing third in 22:21.
Birken Metza raced alone in Junior Boys 5km and finished in 17:39.
In Juvenile Girls 5km, Jenya Nordin edged out teammate Lauren Doak by just over a minute to take first place.
Julia Long was fourth in Midget 1 4km, and Gabrielle Smith was firth in Midget 2.
Erik Heilig was fourth in the Boys 4km race, 11 seconds back of the podium.
Benita Peiffer and Lauren Kilfoy McKay were first and second in Peewee Girls 1 2km, while Lace Anderson was sixth. Mila Wittenberg was first in Peewee Girls 2 2km, and Jen Lafreniere was fifth. In Peewee Girls 1, Linneau uunila was first, Samantha Deally second, Camie Matteau Rushbrook third and Micaela Day fifth.
In Peewee Boys 3 2km the top spot out of 27 went to Michael Murdoch, followed by Fraser Doak. Ian Davidson was fourth. Joe Davies was first in Peewee Boys 2 and fourth overall. In Peewee Boys 2, David Mehta was third, Skylar Beauregard fourth and Ben Hepditch sixth.
In Atom Girls 3 0.6km, Kaila Lafreniere was first in her group and third overall. Mallory Mellow was fourth in Atom Girls 4 and fifth overall.
Toonie race meets at Passiv Haus
Tonight's Whistler Nordics Twoonie Race takes place in Lost Lake Park, meeting at the Lost Lake Passiv Haus at 5:30 p.m. It's an individual start classic race, so bring the appropriate skis — and rentals will be available at Cross Counry Connection.
Bring your headlamp as always, as courses do go off the lighted trails. Memberships are required to take part, and are available at sign-in — or you can pay a $10 "Try a Twoonie" rate.
The Lost Lake Classic is also scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 12, an individual start classic race with 7.5km and 15km course options.
The race will take place at 11 a.m. and registration is $8. There will be food and refreshments after the event.
More details next week.
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