Gibson leads the way for area at Besh Cup

  • By Staff Report
  • Sunday, January 18, 2015 11:36pm
  • Sports

Kenai Central High School’s Addison Gibson led area skiers at Besh Cup racing Sunday in Fairbanks.

In the Under-16 girls five-kilometer mass start classic race, Gibson finished fourth with a time of 18 minutes, 43.9 seconds, while Molly Gellert took the win at 17:34.4.

Also in the race, Kenai’s Riana Boonstra took 14th at 20:04.9.

In the Under-16 boys race, also five kilometers, Soldotna’s John-Mark Pothast led the area by finishing 15th in 16:59.2, while area skier Jeremy Kupferschmid was 19th in 17:12.8. Gus Schumacher won the race in 14:46.8.

Among Under-18 girls, Sadie Fox of Soldotna finished a solid weekend by taking fifth with a five-kilometer time of 18:01.6. Lydia Blanchet won in 16:50.5. Also from the area, Hannah Pothast was 12th in 18:34.7.

Among Under-18 boys, Soldotna’s Levi Michael led the way for the area by skiing 10 kilometers in 34:43.0 and finishing 20th. Hunter Wonders won at 29:50.6.

Finally, Homer’s Jan Spurkland was the top Master 2 skier, finishing 10 kilometers in 35:08.1.

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