Black Jack Ski Club: Kootenay Cup success

Black Jack skiers competed at the Teck Kootenay Cup in Kimberley on the weekend with great results.

Black Jack skiers competed at the Teck Kootenay Cup in Kimberley on the weekend with great results.

In Saturday’s race Abbey McLean captured first place in Bantam Girls 3.2 km classic, while Johann Taylor-Gregg and Radek Krampl took first and second in the Bantam Boys race.

Jasmine Drolet and Evan Taylor each won bronze in the Midget Girls and Boys Classic respectively, while Remi Drolet cruised to victory in the Juvenile Boys 5.3-km Classic. Michaela McLean and Sage Robine claimed first and second in the Junior Girls 6.5-km Classic, Chiaki Yamamoto was first in Junior Women’s 19.5 km race, and Daniel Merlo won the Junior Men’s.

In Open Mens 19.5-km Classic Colin Ferrie, David Palmer, and Scott Fraser skied to the top three positions.

On Sunday, Marek Krampl finished second in Peewee Boys 1.2 km. Freestyle ski, while Radek Krampl captured first in the Bantam Boys 1.6 km free-technique mass start and Taylor-Greg came third. Abbey McLean won her second gold, taking the Bantam Girls race, and Remi Drolet also doubled up with a win in the 4.9 km freestyle. Robine and Michaela McLean came second and third in the Junior Girls 4.9-km free ski, and Yamamoto again claimed top spot in the Junior Women’s 9.8-km race.

Daniel Merlo stood atop the podium in the 14.7 km mass start, while Ferrie, Palmer, and Fraser again went one, two, three in the Open Men’s 14.7-km race.

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