Nordic skiing results

More than 450 competitors converged on West Kelowna last weekend for three days of high-paced cross-country action in the Western Canadian Championships that inspired dominant performances by Black Jack skiers.

More than 450 competitors converged on West Kelowna last weekend for three days of high-paced cross-country action in the Western Canadian Championships that inspired dominant performances by Black Jack skiers.

Julien Locke earned three gold medals in the Junior Boys division, beginning with the 1.3 km free technique sprint on Feb. 4, then the 3.5 km classic on Feb. 5, and he crowned his glory in the 10 km free pursuit on Feb. 6.

Rebecca Reid shone from day one in the Junior Women’s division, with a gold medal in the sprint, a bronze in the 2.7 km classic, and a silver in the pursuit.

Among the Junior Girls, Jill Reynolds stood out with a silver medal each day, in the sprint, the classic, and the 5 km pursuit. Susanne Fraser did Rossland proud, taking bronze in both the sprint and the pursuit.

Geoffrey Richards, in the Junior Men’s division, also performed superbly, with silvers in both the sprint and the 3.5 km classic, and a gold medal on the last day in the 15 km pursuit.

Among the senior men, our hometown hero George Grey took gold in the 15 km mass start.

For results and more information on the Haywood NorAm and the Western Canadian Championships, visit Cross Country Canada at www.cccski.com.