Beaver Creek Nordic Ski Area hosted huge meet this weekend; Local racers scored high

Temperatures were extra chilly Saturday morning but over 300 skiers enjoyed pristine conditions at Beaver Creek Nordic Ski Area near South Pass. Varsity skiers raced on a 9.5k course which was the longest race of the season thus far. Liam McInroy from Laramie took top honors in the Boys Varsity race and Kit-Kat Gruner from Natrona was the fastest Girls Varsity skier. Lander's top finishers in Saturday's Freestyle were Noah Gans and Kyle Sandall on the boys side and Molly Fehringer and Macy Jacobsen on the girls. Sandall and Gans also placed high in Friday's Sprints with Fehringer leading Lander's girls along with Emily Robbins. Following the Varsity and JV races, more than 200 Junior High/Middle School skiers raced on a 3.25 kilometer course. The Wyoming High School Nordic season picks back up on January 29 and 30 when many of the varsity skiers will compete at Soldier Hollow in Park City, Utah for the Super TUNA Qualifier. Hundreds of junior skiers from across the United states will compete on the same course that the 2002 Winter Olympics were held. Complete results from the weekend cross country/nordic ski racing in Lander are available on the High Plains Nordic Skiing website . *Feature Photo: File photo of local Nordic Ski Race. (Pitchengine Communities) * #county10 #news