Sports Briefs: Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club team picks up 6 victories at weekend event
January 20, 2011
Steamboat Springs — The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Nordic skiing team logged another weekend of top finishes Saturday and Sunday at Snow Mountain Ranch.
Haley Piske, Michaela Frias, Gretchen Burkholder, Avery Harrington, Madison Keeffe and Sydney Barbier won races, leading the way as the 44 Steamboat Springs skiers landed plenty of podium finishes.
Piske won Saturday's J1 girls skate race, just ahead of teammates Mary O'Connell, in second, and Frias, who was third. Burkholder won a sprint to the finish in the J2 girls skate race. Harrington won the J5 girls race, ahead of Anna Terranova in second.
Tyler Terranova was third in the J4 boys skate race, and Hahn's Peak racers Zane Worrell, second, and Jack Tracy, third, made the podium in the J5 boys skate race. Jameson Tracy was third in the boys J6 skate.
Frias won Sunday in a 10- kilometer classic skiing race. Piske was second, and Lucy Newman was third.
Charlie Von Thaden was second in the boys 15-kilometer classic race, and Max Scrimgeour was third. Keeffe edged out teammate Cara Piske to win the J2 girls classic race. Tyler Terranova was second in the J4 boys classic event, and Harrington was first, and Anna Terranova second in the J5 girls race. Barbier won the girls J6 classic race for her first trip to the top of the podium this winter.
Worrell was third among J5 boys, Jameson Tracy was second, and Ethan Beach was third in the J6 classic race.
Nordic combined athletes reach top of home podium
Madison Keeffe, Natalie Bohlmann, Maggie Morton, Wyatt Gebhardt, Tess Arnone, Gunnar Gilbertson, Waverly Gebhardt, Ben Berend and Teague Burger won their divisions Saturday in the Larry Johnson Memorial Junior Olympic Qualifier Nordic combined event at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs on Friday and Saturday.
The event attracted more than 50 Nordic combined athletes from across the region, and Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers fared well.
Keeffe was the top J2 girls competitor. Berend was the top J2 boys racer, with Steamboat’s Jasper Good finishing third. Bohlmann beat teammates Dominique Katthain, second, and Margaret Lichtenfels, third, in the J3 standings.
Peter Rosenthal was third among the J3 boys.
Morton was first and Esther DelliQuadri was third in the J4 girls competition, and Wyatt Gebhardt trumped Noel Keeffe, second, and Elijah Vargas, third, among the J4 boys.
Burger beat a Steamboat-stacked field in the J5 competition. Bode Flanigan was second and Bennett Gamber was third. Waverly Gebhardt was top among the J5 girls, in front of second-place Mae Thorp and third-place Madison Knutson.
Gilbertson won the J6 boys event, and Arnone was the top J6 girl.
Athletes place at indoor track meet in Boulder
Several Steamboat Springs High School athletes traveled last weekend to the Colorado All Comers Invitational indoor track meet in Boulder and came away with top finishes.
Jeff Sperry won the 800-meter run and the triple jump. He ran the 800 in 2 minutes, 7.70 seconds, nearly four seconds ahead of his nearest competitor and 10 seconds faster than he ran the race a year ago. His triple jump of 40 feet, 1 inch was best by more than 3 inches.
Asher Rohde also competed and was sixth in the 1,600.
Distance running coach Greg Long also competed, finishing second in the masters division.
— To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253 or e-mail jreichenberger@SteamboatToday.com