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    • Haywood RACE Report: Caitlin and Brian Gregg are Rossland Haywood NorAm Champs

      December 16, 2017


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      The first day of the Haywood NorAm in Rossland was a family affair as Caitlin and Brian Gregg, skied away as NorAm champs in the 5 and 10k classic events.

      Many of the races this year, on both sides of the Atlantic, have been run in wintery conditions, and Rossland was no exception, with -5 degree C. temperatures and fresh falling snow.

      Brian Gregg of the USA's Team Gregg on the way to victory

      Brian Gregg was the leader from start to finish, registering a +30 second victory over Team Hardwood's Scott Hill. Bob Thompson also of Team Hardwood came 3rd and retained his status as NorAm leader, with Andy Shields of Lappe 4th, the 3rd Canadian.

      Men's podium.

      Sprinters Jesse Cockney and Black Jack's Julien Locke were back from the World Cup and racing in B.C.

      The junior men's race saw Ty Godfrey of Canmore grab the win, finishing 6th overall, just behind Brian McKeever of Fast Trax. Antoine Cyr of Skinouk was the 2nd jr., with local Black Jack skier Remi Drolet 3rd.


      On the women's side Caitlin Gregg of the USA came through with the win ahead of Annika Hicks of Canmore and Sophie Carrier-Laforte of Skinouk. Mont Ste. Anne's Frédérique Vézina was the 3rd Canadian, in 4th place.

      Sr. women's podium

      Hannah Mehain of Sovereign set the standard in the Jr. Woman's race, a bit over 2 seconds ahead of Kenora's Lisle Compton. Local racer Jasmine Drolet, 4 years younger, finished 3rd, 13 seconds from the lead.

      Jr. woman's podium

      It was a strong day for the local Black Jack skiers, coached by former National Team coach Dave Wood.


      Tomorrow's races on the mini-tour are skate sprints.

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