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.