The Whistler Secondary Storm high school mountain bike team earned its first overall title in the North Shore Mountain Bike League standings, with several athletes topping their Grade categories.
The team has been building the past two seasons under teacher/coach Dori Faulkner. In 2010 they had 14 competitive racers and attended two events, while in 2011 they had 38 racers and attended every event in the series.
In Grade 8 Boys, Whistler's Austin Reith and Max Peiffer ranked first and second overall at the end of the season. For Grade 8 Girls, Bobbi Douglas was first and Jewel George third.
For Grade 9 Boys, Mahon Lamont was first overall, followed by Jack Iles in second. In Grade 9 Girls, Lauren Doak was first overall. Jennifer McTavish was first in the first three races of the season, but pulled out after breaking her hand playing soccer.
In Grade 11 Girls, Nikki Murdoch was third overall.
Next up for the team is the B.C. High School Mountain Bike Championships in Salmon Arm, which take place this Saturday, May 28.
Squamish juniors top North Shore Spring Triathlon
The annual North Shore Spring Triathlon took place on Monday, with a course that is roughly half the distance of an Olympic tri with a 740-metre pool swim, 20 km bike and 5 km run leg.
Whistler's Stephanie Askwith placed fifth out of 23 athletes in Female 25 to 29, completing the course in 1:16:12.
From Squamish, Tanya Hawkings was fourth in Female 35 to 39 in 1:20:05. Heather Sidsworth was fourth in Female 60 to 64 in 1:34:07.
Squamish athletes did particularly well in the youth categories.
Charlotte Ross won the eight-year-old group by five full minutes, swimming 75-metres, biking 5 km and running a kilometre in 23:53.
Linea Uunila was first out of 15 racers in the 9-year-old category in 22:13.
Eli Chappell was second among 12 year olds by two seconds, completing a 100-metre swim, 10 km bike and three kilometre run in 38:30.
Volleyball registration day May 31
The Whistler Outdoor Volleyball Association is hosting its annual registration day on Tuesday, May 31 at the Dubh Linn Gate, starting at 6 p.m.
Registration has been underway for several weeks for returning teams, but any available team slots will be open at the registration day. Individual players can also drop by to meet up with teams and find a spot for the summer.
A Division, which is expert two-on-two beach volleyball, plays on Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. B Division, which is competitive three-on-three, plays Thursdays at 5:45 p.m.
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