12/22/12 - 9:50pm
Homer’s Barae Hirsch led the Kenai Peninsula at the first Besh Cup races of the season, held Saturday in Anchorage.
The races were classic 1.2-kilometer sprints. Hirsch won the Junior 3 race with a time of 2 minutes, 32.94 seconds.
In the Junior 3 boys race from the Peninsula, David Michael was eighth and Jeremy Kupferschmid was 11th.
The area also had a couple of top finishers in the Junior 2 girls race. Soldotna’s Sadie Fox was third, while teammate Hannah Pothast was seventh.
In the Junior 2 boys race, Soldotna’s Levi Michael led the area by finishing seventh.