Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club cross-country skiers notch top finishes in Vail


— The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club cross-country program competed in the season's first two Rocky Mountain Nordic Junior National Qualifying Races this past weekend in Vail.

The first competition Saturday was an interval-start skate race, and Sunday’s competition was a mass-start classic race.

Lars Hannah and Madison Keeffe won the J1 races both days. Lucy Newman (OJ), Jordi Floyd (J2),Tyler Terranova (J3) and Avery Harrington (J4) each won Sunday's classic race in their age groups. 

Other top results included Cara Piske finishing third both days in the J1 Division. Abbey Habermehl was second Saturday and fifth Sunday in the J2 girls division. Katie Brodie was fourth Saturday and third Sunday in the J2 division. Simon Zink was fourth both days in the boys J2 division. Noel Keeffe was fifth Saturday and fourth Sunday in the boys J3 Division. Harrington was second in Saturday's race, Sophia Grewal was fifth Saturday in the girls J4 division, and Riley Mewborn was third Sunday. Katy Floyd was fourth Saturday and fifth Sunday in the girls J4 division.

With a collegiate race going on simultaneously, several Winter Sports Club alumni notched top results.

Mary Rose, skiing for the University of Colorado, had a career-best fifth-place finish Saturday in an NCAA skate race. She was ninth in Sunday’s classic race. Max Scrimgeour, skiing for Vail, won the OJ division both days, and Charlie Von Thaden, skiing for Colorado, was 28th on Saturday and 29th on Sunday.

To reach Luke Graham, call 970-871-4229 or email


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