Remi Drolet (centre podium) won gold in the Juvenile Boys 5 km Interval Start Classic at Nationals on Sunday.

Remi Drolet (centre podium) won gold in the Juvenile Boys 5 km Interval Start Classic at Nationals on Sunday.

Black Jack skiers start off strong at 2016 Haywood Ski Nationals

Black Jack skiers are in Whitehorse for the 2016 Haywood Ski Nationals and ‪so far two of them have had a spot on the podium.

Skiers from the Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club are in Whitehorse for the 2016 Haywood Ski Nationals until Saturday, March 26 and so far two of them have had a spot on the podium.

Remi Drolet earned a gold medal in the Juvenile Boys’ 5 km Interval Start Classic on Sunday afternoon. His time was 14:07.4, nearly 46 seconds faster than Konrad Van Varseveld from Larch Hills Nordic, who came in second.

Later in the afternoon, Black Jack skier Chiaki Yamamoto took second place in the Junior Women’s 5 km Interval Start Classic, earning a silver medal. Her time was 16:36.2, only 12.1 seconds behind gold medal winner Marie Corriveau of the MSA Ski Club, and a mere 4.1 seconds ahead of Sadie White of Big Thunder Nordic, who took third.

Races will continue until the end of Saturday, March 26 and Rossland News will continue to provide updates.