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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2008

Peterson, Pillifant win race opener

Kent Peterson and Laura Pillifant won the opening night of the Tsalteshi Race Series on Tuesday evening at Tsalteshi Trails, which are located behind Skyview High School.

Skiing on a course that was a little soft due to a fresh dump of snow, Peterson recorded a time of 16 minutes, 58 seconds, in the 5-kilometer skate race. Pillifant had a time of 22:38 in the 5-kilometer skate race. John Mohorcic was second for the men at 19:36, while Laura Mohorcic was second for the women at 24:36.

There will be a race at Tsalteshi Trails at 6 p.m. every Tuesday until March 4. The race on Tuesday will be a classic race. The series targets intermediate or advanced skiers who want to prepare for races like the Tour of Anchorage or who want to get in good shape for skiing.

Tsalteshi Race Series

Men's 5-kilometer skate race

1. Kent Peterson, 16 minutes, 58 seconds; 2. John Mohorcic, 19:36; 3. Tom Seggerman, 20:04; 4. Isaac Dale, 20:46; 5. Jim Bennett, 22:07; 6. Alan Boraas, 28:04; 7. Michael Chase, 28:54.

Women's 5-kilometer skate race

1. Laura Pillifant, 22:38; 2. Laura Mohorcic, 24:36; 3. Sara Hepner, 25:05.

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