Area skiers compete in Besh Cup

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.

In the women’s Junior 1 and older race, Soldotna graduate Bree Mucha finished 17th to lead those with area connections. Mucha is now an Older Junior skier. Skyview’s Mika Morton, a Junior 1 skier, was 46th.

The top area finisher in the Junior 1 and older men’s race was Lars Arneson, the Cook Inlet Academy graduate who was 17th. Lucas Michael, a Older Junior skier from Soldotna, was 20th, while Homer’s Brian Rowe, a Junior 1 skier, was 40th. Masters skier Jan Spurkland of Homer was 45th. Finally, area skiers Dillon Jensen (61st) and Kyle Austin (70th) competed.

Today, Besh Cup racing continues with freestyle races starting at 11 a.m. at Chugiak High School.

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