Peninsula Clarion - Sports News

Posted: Friday, February 01, 2008

Besh Cup ski races postponed

The Besh Cup ski races scheduled for Salcha and Fairbanks on Saturday and Sunday have been postponed until Feb. 9 and 10. The races have been postponed due to forecasts of temperatures below the cutoff point of minus 4 degrees. On Feb. 9, Salcha will host a freestyle race starting at 11 a.m. On Feb. 10, Birch Hill will host a classical mass start starting at 11 a.m.

Alexson, Neyman win Tsalteshi races

Pete Alexson and Jenny Neyman won at the Tsalteshi Race Series on Tuesday night at Tsalteshi Trails, which are located behind Skyview High School.

This week was a 5-kilometer freestyle race. Alexson cruised to victory in 16 minutes, 5 seconds, while John Mohorcich finished second in 18:36. Neyman had a time of 22:18, while runner-up Laura Mohorcich finished at 23:43.

There will be a race at Tsalteshi Trails every Tuesday until March 4. The next race will be a classical 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

Tuesday at Tsalteshi Trails

Men's 5-kilometer freestyle results

1. Pete Alexson, 16 minutes, 5 seconds; 2. John Mohorcich, 18:36; 3. Tom Seggerman, 18:39; 4. Isaac Dale, 19:11; 5. Karl Kircher, 21:02; 6. Jeff Helminiak, 22:19; 7. Michael Hill, 26:17; 8. Michael Chase, 27:15; 9. Alan Boraas, 28:20.

Women's 5-kilometer freestyle results

1. Jenny Neyman, 22:18; 2. Laura Mohorcich, 23:43; 3. Amelia Earhart, 28:38.

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