Louisa Austin took first place in Saturday’s pursuit race. (photo by Anne Austin)
This report on the High Plains Nordic Ski meet at Pinedale is from Matt Herr
(Pinedale, Wy0.) – Congratulations to all of the racers for a great weekend.The conditions were excellent and the Pinedale race organizers Holly Thayne and Darren Binning hosted a tremendous outing for everyone.
Anna Gibson and Max Polito both from Jackson took first places on Friday.
Saturday saw Lander taking both first places with Louisa Austin and Nick Merritt coming in first place.
Overall, Louisa Austin and Max Polito had the best overall times for the weekend when times for both days were combined. The Jackson Boys Varsity team and the Natrona Varsity Girls team took first place overall.
These races were considered “pursuit” races which means the Friday finish times determined the times when racers started on Saturday…Max and Anna went first Saturday with the other racers starting at the length of time they were behind the first place finishers Friday. The idea is that the racers chase the first place finisher from Friday starting the race at their respective times back from Friday race. The races were very exciting and the spectators and racers seemed to really enjoy the format.
Results from the ski meet can be found by clicking here.
Team results below:
Team Scores Pinedale Nordic 1-3-2014 and 1-4-2014
Boys Varsity Overall 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
Jackson Natrona Laramie Lander Kelly Walsh Cody Pinedale
239 170 160 98 82 70 41
Girls Varsity Overall 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
Natrona Jackson Lander Kelly Walsh Laramie Pinedale Cody
221 189 147 147 77 43 2
Boys Varsity Pursuit Saturday 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
Jackson Natrona Laramie Lander Kelly Walsh Cody Pinedale
116 89 77 52 41 38 21
Girls Varsity Pursuit Saturday 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
Natrona Jackson Lander Kelly Walsh Laramie Pinedale Cody
107 95 76 67 44 26 2