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Area skiers compete at Besh Cup 2

Posted: December 23, 2012 - 10:56pm

Soldotna graduate Brent Knight led skiers with Peninsula connections at the Besh Cup 2 at Chugiak High School on Sunday.

The races were interval freestyle. In the men’s Junior 1 and older race, which was 15 kilometers, Knight finished sixth at 41 minutes, 49 seconds. David Norris won at 40:14.

Also from the area, Lars Arneson, a graduate of Cook Inlet Academy, took 19th in 44:11.

Lucas Michael, a student at SoHi and a Junior 1 skier, took 62nd in 49:31, while teammate Dillon Jensen was 70th in 50:48. Noah King, a graduate of Skyview, took 81st in 52:24, while Homer’s Andre Lovett was 84th in 53:05.

In the girls Junior 2 and 3 race, which was five kilometers, Homer’s Cassidy Soistman led the Peninsula by finishing 19th in 21:04.

Also from the area, Kenai’s Kirsten Nyquist took 23rd (21:42), Soldotna’s Sadie Fox took 27th (22:24) and area skier Hannah Pothast took 31st (24:44).

In the boys Junior 2 and 3 race, which also was five kilometers, Travis Cooper led the Peninsula by finishing 19th at 16:39. Also from the area, Levi Michael was 40th (19:49).

In the women’s Junior 1 and above race, which was 10 kilometers, Kenai Central graduate Kailey Mucha paced the Peninsula by finishing 26th in 35:30. Her sister Bree Mucha, a SoHi grad, was 47th in 37:41.

In the boys Junior 4 and 5 race, which was two kilometers, area skier David Michael took fourth in 5:31.

Finally, in the girls Junior 4 and 5 race, which was two kilometers, area skier Addison Gibson took second, finishing 43 seconds behind winner Amber Hajdukovich, who finished at 5:17.

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