Nordic racing | Auburn Ski Club hosts 10th Mountain Division Biathlon |

Nordic racing | Auburn Ski Club hosts 10th Mountain Division Biathlon

Staff report

The 10th Mountain Division Biathlon was held in honor of World War II ski troops under sunny skies at Auburn Ski Club on Sunday.

A total of 82 people took part, with Phillip Violett winning the 10-kilometer pro race with a time of 44:25.3. Sam Zabell finished second overall in 46:19.4, while Dan Warren (46:39.1) was third and David Eastwood (47:55.2) fourth.

Britt Cogan placed fifth overall and first among women in a time of 48:30.9. She was followed by Raylene Chew, who was the second female racer and 13th overall in 57:08.2.

Mason Payne claimed the victory in the 2K youth race, posting a time of 7:20.1, and Colleen McCandless was the top female and second overall in 7:25.9. Alex Whitham (7:28.2) was third overall and was followed by Tommy Pullen (8:36.6) and Lily Bradley (8:59.6).

Claire Lang-Ree easily took the overall win in the 4K novice race, finishing with a time of 18:37.9. Chase Stalter was second in 21:24.5 and Orion Maxwell third in 21:37.1. Paul Hoefer (23:09.9) and Megan McCandless (23:13.6) were fourth and fifth, respectively.

In the 8K novice race, Branden Deeter captured victory in a time of 30:09.9 to runner-up Alex Ferneyhough’s 30:17.2. Keith Weiland was third in 32:42.6 and was trailed by Jared Mahler (34:47.8) and Travis Atkins (38:50.9).

Tara Atkins was the top female racer and ninth overall in 42:46.1. Lyra Pierotti was the second woman and 10th overall in 43:13.0, and Terri-Ann Rojas was the third woman in 49:55.0.

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