Podium finish for Black Jack skiers at Nationals

Rossland skier Remi Drolet captured gold and Chiaki Yamamoto won silver on Sunday.

Black Jack skiers raced to the podium in Day 2 of the Haywood National Cross Country Ski championships in Whitehorse.

Rossland skier Remi Drolet captured gold in the Juvenile boys 5-kilometre classic and Chiaki Yamamoto won silver in the Junior Womens 5-km classic on Sunday.

Drolet got off to a blistering start laying down an opening lap time of six minutes and 40.7 seconds, before cruising to the finish in 14:07.4, almost 46 seconds ahead of second place Konrad Van Varseveld of Larch Hills.

Yamamoto meanwhile raced to second place finishing 12 seconds back of Marie Corriveau of Quebec, while edging out Sadie White from North Bay, Ont.

In Day 1 races, Julien Locke and Scott Fraser skied to fifth spot on the 2X3 classic sprint relay, finishing behind first place finishers Ivan Babikov and Jesse Cockney of the national ski team.

Sage Robine and Yamamota took 10th in 2X3 classic sprint relay. Michaela McLean finished 15th in the 5-km classic, while Robine placed in 18th spot. David Palmer came in ninth spot in the 10-km classic while Locke finished in 20th .

The Black Jack Ski Club continues at nationals through to Saturday.

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