David Palmer of Black Jack ski club claimed second place in the 15-kilometre skating, mass start event last week, at the U.S. Junior Nationals at Soldier Hollow, Ut.
Skiing in the Older Junior class, Palmer broke away from the pack around the 5-km. mark and built up as much as a 30 second lead on the field, before being caught at the finish line by Ben Saxton of Minnesota who narrowly edged Palmer by three-tenths of a second.
Julien Locke of Black Jack finished 21st in the same race and Peter Locke 32nd.
David also finished 20th in the 10-k and is one of several Canadians that have posted top 10 results at the event.