Nordic racing | Sunny, warm conditions greet President’s Cup
2015 Junior National team
Tyler Ferrera (1st alternate)
Max Roske (2nd alternate)
The annual President’s Cup — the final Junior National qualifier — took place in unseasonably warm conditions at Auburn Ski Club on Monday.
The event featured four races, including a 10-kilometer adult and U20/U18 boys race, 5K boys and girls races, and a 2K youth race.
Wyatt Fereday took the win in the 10K among a field of 43 skiers, posting a time of 28:12.2 to runner-up James Crimp’s 28:40.5. Spencer Eusden was third with a time of 29:18.6.
Casey Jobe (30:26.2) finished fourth and was followed by Anja Gruber, Dylan Syben, Charlie Fereday, Cam Goldstone, Aaron Deeter and Gus Johnson rounding out the top 10.
Quinn Lehmkuhl narrowly edged Lizzie Larkins in the 5k girls race, crossing the finish line with a time of 16:04.3 to Larkins’ 16:04.9. Tara Gallant was third in 16:39.9.
They were trailed by Ursula Volz, Kyla Burrill, Nina Seemann, Camille Syben, Bri Parker, Grace Bronstone and Chloe Gorman.
James Clinton Schoonmaker won the 5K boys race with a time of 14:06.5. Haydn Halvorsen placed second in 14:09.6 and Nate Cutler was third in 14:53.2.
Cooper Anderson finished fourth, followed by Dawson Smith, David Dalicandro, Tyler Ferrera, Max Roske, Christopher Miller and Murphy Scott.
In the 2K youth race, Koson Verkler claimed the win with a time of 7:38.8, Cooper Honeywell was second in 7:41.5 and Kili Lehmkuhl was third in 7:58.0.
They were followed by Thomas Hipsley, Lily Murnane, Luca Robillard, Mera Schoonmaker, Lilia Kuzyk, Sven Halvorsen and Mahali Kuzyk.