A fabulous weekend of racing was had at Rikert last Saturday and Sunday for our Eastern Cup #3 ~ THANK YOU to the Rikert Nordic Center staff, organizers and multitude of wonderful volunteers, from so many different clubs around NE, who all came together to put on great races!
The weekend recap ~ Saturday’s classic sprint race podiums: For the Men ~ 1st Daniel Streinz, Mountain Endurance; 2nd Antoine Briand, CNEPH/SKIBEC; and 3rd Joey Foster, Team Hardwood. For the Women ~ 1st Sophie Carrier-Laforte, CNEPH; 2nd Heather Mooney, Craftsbury Nordic; 3rd Carly Wynn. For the U16 boys ~ 1st Joshua Valentine, Gunstock Nordic; 2nd Olivier Leveille, Orford; 3rd Will Koch, SMS. For the U16 girls ~ 1st Laura Appleby, CSU; 2nd Charlotte Ogden, SMS; and 3rd Olivia Cuneo, GMVS.
For Sunday’s freestyle distance races: U16 boys 5k: 1st place went to Joshua Valentine, Gunstock Nordic; 2nd place to Matthew Moreau, CSU juniors; 3rd place Will Koch, SMS. For the U16 girls 5k: 1st place was Abigail Streinz, OSI; 2nd place, Laura Appleby, CSU juniors; 3rd place Lillian Bates, Dublin XC. For the 10k women’s race: 1st place went to Carly Winn; 2nd place went to Sophie Carrier-Laforte, CNEPH; and 3rd place went to Heather Mooney, Craftsbury Nordic. For the men’s 15k, it was a Canadian sweep: 1st place was Joey Foster, Team Hardwood; 2nd place to Zacha Cristofanilli, CNEPH; and 3ed to Nicholas Beaulieu, Orford.