Cooper, Fox ski to wins in Turkey Skate

65 skiers opened the Kenai Peninsula high school racing season with the Turkey Skate at the Tsalteshi Trails on Wednesday.

With good snow conditions making for fast trails, Kenai’s Travis Cooper edge Soldotna’s Levi Michael by one second in the boys varsity 6.5-kilometer race with a time of 17 minutes, 9 seconds.

In the girls varsity race, Soldotna’s Sadie Fox had an easier go of it, skiing to a time of 18:57, which was 1:49 faster than Skyview’s Mika Morton.

In the girls JV race, Olivia Hutchings of SoHi won with a time of 23:29, beating Kenai’s Katie Cooper by 41 seconds.

SoHi’s Skyler Diehl won the boys JV race in 20:56, finishing 2:09 ahead of his teammate Aaron Swedberg.

Turkey Skate

Wednesday at Tsalteshi Trails

BOYS — 1. Travis Cooper, Ken, 17:09; 2. Levi Michael, Sol, 17:10; 3. Colton Diehl, Sol, 17:33; 4. Jordan Theisen, Ken, 18:03; 5. Fox Michaud, Ken, 18:24; 6. Brenner Musgrave, Sky, 18:43; 7. Nate Mole, Ken, 19:16; 8. Tanner Best, Sol, 19:27; 9. Sky Schlung, Sky, 19:38; 10. Liam Floyd, Ken, 19:40; 11. James Butler, Ken, 19:45; 12. Addison Downing, Sol, 20:05; 13. Jeremiah Hudson, Sky, 20:10; 14. Olen Danielson, Ken, 20:11; 15. Sterling Stasak, Sky, 20:28; 16. Logan Hemphill, Sky, 21:09; 17. Cody Kincaid, Sol, 21:22; 18. Brian Dusek, Sol, 21:31; 19. Daniel Shuler, Sky, 21:46; 20. Drew Kant, Sol, 22:15; 21. Ian Ferguson, Ken, 22:48.

GIRLS — 1. Sadie Fox, Sol, 18:57; 2. Mika Morton, Sky, 20:46; 3. Hannah Pothast, Sol, 20:51; 4. Alex Bergholtz, Ken, 21:53; 5. Kirsten Nyquist, Ken, 22:20; 6. Mikaela Salzetti, Ken, 22:48; 7. Lindsay Floyd, Ken, 22:52; 8. Dani McCormick, Sol, 23:11; 9. Kirsten Duran, Ken, 23:57; 10. Taylor Gilmore, Sol, 25:01; 11. Molly Erickson, Sol, 25:14; 12. Samantha Kalarchik, Ken, 26:10; 13. Xochi Harbison, Sol, 26:26; 14. Madison Nelson, Sol, 26:27.

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