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      December 16, 2018

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      Temperatures were just above 0 degrees C. as Day 2 of the Haywood NorAm's, World Jr./U23 Championships trials got under way with interval start races at the Canmore Nordic Centre.

       All action photos by Graeme Williams

      Dahria Beatty of Whitehorse was the top skier in the women's 10k skate, and once again Nakkertok's Katherine Stewart-Jones finished 2nd, 35 seconds later. Mont Ste. Anne's Frédérique Vézina came through in 3rd 27 seconds later.

      Dahria Beatty on the way to the win

      For the U23 trials, Sadie White of Big Thunder appeared to guarantee herself a place on the World's team with 4th overall, ahead of Laura Leclair of Chelsea Nordiq in 5th and Nakkertok's Zoë Williams in 8th.

      Molly Miller

      Black Jack's Molly Miller also looks to be heading to Finland after capturing top spot in the junior race, 4 seconds ahead of Canmore's Isobel Hendry. 3rd was Elizabeth Elliott of Revelstoke.

      Russell Kennedy

      On the men's side the Canmore skiers were on top, with Russell Kennedy at the top of the Sr. Men's category by 41 seconds over Lappe's Evan Palmer-Charette. 3rd, 2 seconds later was Alexis Dumas of Skibec.

      The top U23 athlete was Telemark's Gareth Williams in 6th, followed by Philippe Boucher of Skibec in 7th and Antoine Cyr of Skinouk in 8th.

      Sam Hendry

      Another Canmore athlete, Sam Hendry, finished 1st in the junior men's race in front of Remi Drolet of Black Jack and Foothills Nordic's Tom Stephen.

      Both Hendry and Williams appear to have made the qualifying standard for the World's in Lahti.

      All results

      Jr. Women's Podium

      Sr. Women's Podium

      Jr. Men's Podium

      Sr. Men's Podium

      Next up on Sunday, mass start, classic races. There should be some hectic racing with athletes vying for the final spots on the Canadian Team at the World Jr./U23 Championships in Lahti, Finland, Jan 20-26.
      15.12.2018, Davos, Switzerland (SUI): Alex Harvey (CAN) - FIS world cup cross-country, individual sprint, Davos (SUI). www.nordicfocus.com. © Modica/NordicFocus.

      This morning in Davos, Switzerland Alex Harvey was the top Canadian in the skate sprint, World Cup placing 37th. 1/2 second from qualifying for the heats. There were 12 racers within .99 seconds from 30th. Lenny Valjas was 53rd and Andy Shields 60th. No Canadian Women participated.

      Tomorrow's races will be interval start, skate races and Emily Nishikawa and Cendrine Browne are expected to be racers along with the racers from today.

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