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    • Haywood RACE Report: Team Gregg, Caitlin and Brian, continue winning ways at Rossland Haywood NorAms

      December 18, 2017

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      It was -6 deg. C and cloudy with some fresh snow as the last NorAM for 2017 wrapped up in Rossland, B.C.  Today was a skate pursuit race and it was Team Gregg/Loppet Nordic Racing that once again were victorious and came away with the overall mini-tour titles.

      Caitlin Gregg started the 10k event with over a minute advantage. She easily held off a valiant effort by Zina Kocher of Foothills who started 2:27 behind, but finished 48 seconds back. The 2nd Canadian was Andrea Dupont of Rocky Mountain Racers with Lisle Compton of Kenora 3rd.

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      Caitlin Gregg background, Zina Kocher foreground at the finish

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      Sr. Women's podium

      In the Junior Women's race Kaia Andal of Caledonia Nordic skied a very strong race to pass and finish ahead of Hannah Mehain of Sovereign, with Lucie Colin of Whistler 3rd, 4 seconds back.

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      Top 6 women in the mini-tour

      Brian Gregg had an over 30 second lead on the rest of the field in the Sr. Men's pursuit, but outlasted some fast pursuing skiers, with Lappe's Andy Shields and Jack Carlyle of Soo Finnish 7 and 8 seconds back.

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      Sr. Men's podium

      Canmore's Ty Godfrey captured the Jr. Men's title, leading from start to finish, with a 23 second gap over Big Thunder's Graham Ritchie. Sam Hendry from Canmore was 3rd, 4 seconds farther back.

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      Jr. Men's podium

      Results

      The Haywood NorAm series now turns it's attention east, after some fine racing at Rossland and Sovereign Lake. Jan 6 is the opening day of the Haywood NorAm in Mont Ste. Anne, that will also serve as the Olympic and World Junior and U23 trials events. More Information

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