Nordic racing | 100-plus compete in President’s Cup at Auburn Ski Club

Staff report
Courtesy Mark Nadell / www.macbethgraphics.comPeter Holmes executes a massive air during the President's Cup race at Auburn Ski Club on Monday. Holmes finished fifth in the men's 10-kilometer race.

More than 100 participants enjoyed sunny skies and ideal cross-country skiing conditions for the President’s Cup race at Auburn Ski Club on Monday.

Far West Farm Team racers once again led the charge, as Wyatt Fereday claimed the win in the men’s 10-kilometer race in a time of 20:38.4, while Spencer Eusden was second in 20:39.9. North Tahoe senior Patrick McElravey rounded out the men’s top three in 20:42.8.

Following McElravey were Gus Johnson (20:53.1), Peter Holmes (20:55.8), Noah Brautingham (20:56.2), Jordan McElroy (20:57.7), Shane Christian (21:22.4), Peter Hanson (22:51.9) and Ben Grasseschi (23:01.6).

Holly Whitney won the women’s 10K and placed 16th overall, posting a time of 23:48.6, while Julie Young was the second woman in 26:37.4 and Laura Stern was third in 26:47.6. Janelle Webb (27:14.6) and Susan Reynolds (27:29.6) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

The event also included a 5K and a junior 2K.

Dylan Syben won the men’s 5K wave in a time of 10:24.3. He was followed by Julien Bordes (10:59.7) and Ryland Belisle (11:10.8). Hannah Halvorsen won the women’s 5K in 11:56.9, Danielle Nivinski was second in 12:19.2 and Lizzie Larkins third in 12:21.2.

Haydn Halvorsen took the win in the boys 2K, finishing in 7:03.2. KC Larkins was second in 7:40.4 and Bjorn Halvorsen was third in 7:59.7. Kianna Mullings claimed victory in the girls 2K in a time of 7:07.7 and was followed by Natalie Andersson (9:05.6) and Caitlin Smith (9:06.1).

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