Area skiers compete in 2nd Besh Cup

  • By Staff Report
  • Sunday, December 21, 2014 10:52pm
  • Sports

Area skiers competed at the second Besh Cup race of the season Sunday at the Hillside Trails in Anchorage. The format was interval start freestyle races.

In the girls five-kilometer Under-14 and Under-16 race, Kenai Central’s Riana Boonstra led area finishers by taking fifth in 15:40.6, 1:04 behind winner Molly Gellert. Kenai Central’s Addison Gibson was 13th in the race at 16:36.1.

In the boys five-kilometer Under-14 and Under-16 race, Soldotna’s John Mark Pothast led by area by finishing 10th in 13:52.2, 1:19 behind winner Gus Schumacher. Kenai’s Karl Danielson was 13th in 14:10.8 and Jeremy Kupferschmid was 14th in 14:17.8.

In the women’s 10-kilometer U-18 and older race, Soldotna’s Sadie Fox led by finishing 21st in 31:38.6, 5:03 behind winner and 2014 Olympian Holly Brooks. Soldotna’s Hannah Pothast was 37th in 35:13.5 and Kenai’s Lindsay Floyd was 49th in 40:46.7.

In the men’s 15-kilometer U-18 and older race, former Homer skier Andre Lovett led the way by finishing 30th in 40:40.0, 4:07 behind winner Scott Patterson. Kenai’s Travis Cooper was 57th in 43:47.1, Soldotna’s Levi Michael was 64th in 46:29.5, Kenai’s Liam Floyd was 77th in 48:57.0 and former Kenai skier Nathan Mole was 83rd in 51:39.3.

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