Peter Holmes won his second national title in as many races at the USSA Cross County Junior Championships in Stowe, Vt., on Wednesday.
Two days after winning the Individual Start Classic race, Holmes, a senior at North Tahoe High School, claimed the Classic Sprint title in the U18 men’s division. Holmes posted a winning time of 3:10.53 over the 1.4-kilometer course. Jake Bassett of the Alaska Winter Stars finished runner-up in 3:15.18.
Other highlight results of the day from the local contingent included Hannah Halvorsen’s fourth-place finish in the FU16 A Final, Lizzie Larkins’ third place in the FU16 B Final, Patrick McElravey fifth place in the MU20 A Final, and Laurel Fiddler’s fifth place in the FU20B Final.
Making the quarterfinals were Skyler Mullings, Trace Calvin, Ryland Belisle and Brandon Herhusky in the MU16 division, Jenna Rohlf in the FU16, Dylan Syben in the MU18, and Danielle Nivinski in the FU18.
Competition continues Friday with the Mass Start Skate and concludes Saturday with the Team Relay Skate.
MU16: Brandon Herhusky 14th, Skyler Mullings 23rd, Ryland Belisle 26th, Trace Calvin 28th, Casey Jobe 35th, Connor Kusumoto 56th
FU16: Hannah Halvorsen 1st, Lizzie Larkins 9th, Jenna Rohlf 28th, Bri Parker 56th, Kyla Burrill 63rd, Eleanore Hamilton 64th, Claire Lang-Rae 65th
MU20: Patrick McElravey 4th, Shane Christian 57th
MU18: Peter Holmes 1st, Dylan Syben 17th, Julien Bordes 31st, Sam Zabell 40th, Peter Carroll 49th, Aaron Deeter 57th, Carson Bold 73rd
FU20: Laurel Fiddler 12th
FU18: Danielle Nivinski 29th, Savannah Blide 48th, Bria Riggs 52nd, Amanda Kirkeby 68th, Elise Hardy 78th