First Town Series Nordic Races A Huge Success

VHS Ski Coach Pete Toye (12-20-15) – A grand total of 19 happy, healthy, and hardy, Valdez Nordic enthusiasts joined 8 members of the VHS ski team for the inaugural Town Series race of the season and a great time was had by all. The team very much appreciated the support, and added excitement, such great competition brings to the venue. All proceeds went directly to the ski team wax fund. The next open freestyle race (5.4K) will be on January 9 at 2:00pm at USCG Housing on Hanagita street and the second town series race will be held on January 23 at 10:30am at Hermon Hutchens Elementary school.

7.5K Freestyle
1. Rylee Norris* 24:59
2. Ben Swanson* 25:05
3. Matt Adamson 25:13
4. Taylor Huston* 30:33
5. Colton Prevost* 33:34
6. Josten Carlson* 34:10
7. Josie McNelly* 35:09
8. Michelle Cullen 36:26
9. Erin Stark 36:40
10. Mark Prevost 36:52
11. Chris Cummins* 41:40
12. Isaiah Amberg* 46:41
13. Karen Cline 52:35
14. Dr. Sam Shirk 55:18
15. Piers Shirk 55:19
16. Renee Ernster 55:38
17. Chloe Miller 58:32
18. Erica Shirk 1:11:44
19. Lynley Mathews 1:11:49

10K Freestyle
1. Ben Stolen 35:12
2. Eric Auten 35:29
8. Dave Dengel 1:00:02
4. Josh Miller 41:46
5. MacKenzie Jones 48:42
6. Nick Weisch 55:19
7. Cynthia Schidner 55:21
3. Will Stark 39:14

*= VHS team member