Great Weekend of Racing
The weather held out for the races on both Saturday and Sunday. Conditions were near perfect on both days. On Saturday Mike Wynn (Peru Nordic) claimed yet another Great Sacandaga Mini Marathon Title. Matt Forshey (HURT) just beat Matt Torniainen (Adirondack Vauhti) for second place. In the Micro Marathon (15 km), Mike Tuthill (Paul Smith’s) and Karen Domas (Paul Smith’s) took the top honors.
Sunday featured two biathlon races. The first race was the Spring Biathlon Relay, which features teams of two alternating laps. In the Men’s division Brian Wieghaus and Joe Iwan had only 3 penalties (25 shots) to take the win. Doug Diehl and Jeff Lintz finished second, and the team of Darrell Rikert and Tom Bielli finished third. In the mixed division, the brother-sister team of Erik and Katrin Schreiner easily cruised to victory. In second place was the team of Tom and Marque Moffett. Rounding out the podium were J.J. and Shannon Valera.
The final race of the weekend was a modified biathlon mass start. This short race featured two 1.4 km loops, followed by a 300 m loop. Doug Diehl took first place, followed by Joe Iwan and Brian Wieghaus. Magali Haas won the women’s race, and the award for the best finish of the day for outsprinting three time Olympian Curt Schreiner to the line.
The skiing is still really nice, and should be good for the next couple of weeks. Come out and enjoy some great spring skiing. There will be a potluck dinner on Saturday, we hope to see you there.