Kenai Central’s Riana Boonstra had the top finish by a Peninsula racer in Sunday’s Besh Cup racing in Homer.
Racers were competing in interval classic races. The women’s race saw Under-16 skiers competing with all ages above that.
Boonstra finished eighth in the five-kilometer classic race with a time of 16 minutes, 54 seconds. The winner was Abby Amick at 16:05, while Boonstra was second among U-16 racers, as Emma Nelson edged Boonstra at 16:51.
Kenai Central’s Addison Gibson was right with Boonstra, finishing ninth overall and third amongst U-16 racers with a time of 17:05. Also from the area, SoHi graduate Sadie Fox was 15th at 17:45, SoHi’s Kellie Arthur was 48th at 19:16, SoHi’s Hannah Pothast was 52nd at 19:47 and Homer’s Sarah Wolf was 55th at 20:01.
The U-16 boys also did 5K with SoHi’s Koby Vinson taking 10th at 15:13. Luke Jager picked up the win in 13:08. Also from the area, SoHi’s Jeremy Kupferschmid was 26th at 17:15.
In the U-18 and above race, the men did 10 kilometers. Homer graduate Andre Lovett was ninth at 27:32, with Thomas O’Harra winning at 25:52. Also from the area, SoHi’s Levi Michael was 23rd in 30:32, Kenai’s Karl Danielson was 29th in 31:03, Homer’s Jacob Davis was 46th in 34:49, SoHi’s Addison Downing was 48th in 35:05, Homer’s Tadhg Scholz was 50th in 35:26 and Homer master’s racer Atz Kilcher was 58th in 40:06.