The Far West Nordic Junior National Team and eight coaches left this past Friday for Junior Nationals in Stowe, Vt.
Monday, the first day of competition, were the 5K/10K classic interval start races. Highlight results for the Far West Nordic team were Peter Holmes winning the male U18 race, Hannah Halvorsen taking third in the female U16 event and Patrick McElravey finishing sixth in the male U20 race.
In addition to Holmes, Halvorsen and McElravey, the Far West team includes U16 girls Kyla Burrill, Eleanore Hamilton, Elizabeth Larkins, Claire Lang-Ree, Bri Parker and Jenna Rohlf; U18 girls Savannah Blide, Elise Hardy, Amanda Kirkeby, Danielle Nivinski and Bria Riggs; U20 girl Laurel Fiddler; U16 boys Ryland Belisle, Trace Calvin, Casey Jobe, Brandon Herhusky, Connor Kusumoto, and Skyler Mullings; U18 boys Carson Bold, Julien Bordes, Peter Carroll, Aaron Deeter, Dylan Syben and Sam Zabell; and U20 boy Shane Christian.
Check out their Day 1 results:
10K MU18/MU20: Peter Holmes 1st MU18, Patrick McElravey 6th MU20, Shane Christian 35th MU20, Peter Carroll 38th MU18, Dylan Syben 45th MU18, Julien Bordes 49th MU18, Sam Zabell 51st MU18, Aaron Deeter 59th MU18, Carson Bold 72nd MU18.
5K MU16: Skyler Mullings 19th, Ryland Belisle 24th, Brandon Herhusky 28th, Trace Calvin 43rd, Casey Jobe 49th, Connor Kusumoto 61st.
5K FU18/FU20: Bria Riggs 54th, Danielle Nivinski 57th, Savannah Blide 80th, Amanda Kirkeby 102nd, Elise Hardy 110th.
5K FU16: Hannah Halvorsen 3rd, Lizzie Larkins 9th, Jenna Rohlf 41st, Bri Parker 44th, Kyla Burrill 57th, Eleanore Hamilton 61st, Claire Lang-Ree 62nd.
Follow the Far West crew on its Junior Nationals blog at http://farwestnordic.org/jnblog2014/.
Information from farwestnordic.org.