Valdez Town Ski Race #2

Courtesy Pete Toye

Seven community skiing enthusiasts joined 12 VHS ski team members to welcome the new year in true Nordic style at the Valdez Town series Race #2. This New Year’s Eve event was a 7K freestyle race staged on great snow and a bright, clear, winter morning. Ben Swanson took the overall spot, Rylee Norris led the women’s division, and Ben Stolen was the top community finisher. Coach Pete Toye said, “Such great local competition motivates our team to give that “extra” and benefits each racer immensely as we prepare for the heart and soul of our season starting this weekend at our own Valdez Invite”.  The next community race opportunity will be this Saturday January 7th at 2pm in the 5.4K open freestyle race starting at USCG Housing. The next Valdez Town Series Race will be held Saturday, January 21st beginning  at 10:30am and will start at Cato Bridge.


7K Freestyle/+10F

  1. Ben Swanson                     24:35
  2. Ben Stolen                          26:03
  3. Rylee Norris                       26:55
  4. James Hancock                 28:03
  5. John Banner                       28:52
  6. Will Stark                             29:18
  7. Colton Prevost                  30:06
  8. Taylor Huston                    31:41
  9. Chris Cummins                  31:49
  10. Angie Alfaro                       32:14
  11. Caitlin Connell                   32:15
  12. Mark Prevost                     33:17
  13. Josten Carlson                   34:56
  14. Victoria Korenev              35:23
  15. Mackenzie Jones             37:28
  16. Erin Stark                             37:29
  17. Karen Cline                         45:02
  18. Rowan Miller                     44:59

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