It was a good weekend for 33 Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation cross-country skiers Jan. 15-16 during the first of three 2011 Junior National qualifying competitions that attracted 186 racers to Trail Creek in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Sun Valley's Kelsey Dickinson, 17, and Maggie Williams, 15, led the Lake Creek-based girls, while William Spiller, 18, and Andrew Pfeiffer, 17, were among the top Sun Valley boys.
Dickinson won the "A" Final of Saturday's J1/Older Junior sprint final. She also captured Saturday's girls' J1 (ages 16-17) 5-kilometer skate race by 19 seconds over teammate Sloan Storey. Five SVSEF J1s ended up in the top 10 of that race.
Williams was the "A" Final girls' J2 sprint heat winner Saturday and she added the J2 5k skate race win Sunday.
Spiller and Andrew Pfeiffer placed first and fifth respectively in Saturday's J1/OJ boys' "B" Final sprint heat. Pfeiffer also finished fourth overall of 39 J1/OJ finishers in Sunday's men's 10k skate race.
Next qualifying races are Jan. 26-29 at Soldier Hollow, Utah. The final JN qualifying events and selection of the 2011 Intermountain Division team to Junior Nationals in Minneapolis, Minn. March 6-12 will be made after the Sun Valley qualifying races Feb. 12-13 at Lake Creek north of Ketchum.
SVSEF results from Jackson Hole follow:
Sunday, Jan. 16
Older Junior (18-19) boys' 10k skate: 3—William Spiller 29:00. 4—Max Christman 29:07. 5—Daniel Sundali 29:35.
J1 (16-17) boys' 10k skate: 4—Andrew Pfeiffer 27:57. 6—Torin Tucker 28:04. 7—Gray Riedinger 28:42. 16—Jackson Long 29:48. 18—Ketchum Wilt 29:57.
J1 girls' 5k skate: 1—Kelsey Dickinson 14:56. 2—Sloan Storey 15:15. 5—Morgan Atkinson 15:49. 6—Maranda Stopol 16:02. 9—Kaitlyn Landis 17:18. DNF (OJ)—Carrie Heagney.
J2 (14-15) boys' 5k skate: 8—Stephen Pfeiffer 14:11. 10—Jake Adicoff 14:24. 19—Nate Thomas 15:19. 20—Ty Reinemann 15:51. 21—Andrew Morse 16:04.
J2 girls' 5k skate: 1—Maggie Williams 14:50. 7—Katie Feldman 16:31. 11—Sarah Williams 17:10. 13—Haley Montgomery 18:33.
Novice boys' 3k skate: 1—Calder Zarkos 12:48.
Novice girls' 3k skate: 1—Cheyanne Stopol 17:36.
J3 (12-13) boys' 3k skate: 7—Thomas Gillespie 13:05. DNF—Theo Castellano-Wood.
J3 girls' 3k skate: 4—Maddy Watts 13:18. 14—Grace Gorham 15:25. 16—Victoria Castellano-Wood 15:45.
Saturday, Jan. 15
OJ/J1 boys' "B" Final sprint: 1—William Spiller. 5—Andrew Pfeiffer.
J1 boys' 1.5k sprint qualifier: 3—Scotty Phelan 3:48.93. 7—William Spiller 3:59.88. 12—Zach Lindahl 4:04.68. 18—Andrew Pfeiffer 4:07.24. 21—Jackson Long 4:10.04. 22—Ketchum Wilt 4:10.85. 26—Gray Riedinger 4:17.50.
OJ/J1 girls' "A" Final sprint: 1—Kelsey Dickinson. 4—Maranda Stopol. 6—Morgan Atkinson. OJ/J1 girls' "B" Final sprint: 1—Kaitlyn Landis. 1 girls' 1.5k sprint qualifier: 2—Maranda Stopol 4:38.81. 4—Morgan Atkinson 4:45.40. 5—Kelsey Dickinson 4:46.11. 9—Kaitlyn Landis 5:18.95.
J2 boys' "A" Final sprint: 4—Stephen Pfeiffer 14:11. J2 "B" Final sprint: 3—Ty Reinemann. Sprint 1.5k qualifying heats: 1—Stephen Pfeiffer 4:04.20. 8—Ty Reinemann 4:20.21. 9—Nate Thomas 4:21.17. 19—Andrew Morse 4:48.53. 24—Jake Adicoff 5:58.33.
J2 girls' "A" Final sprint: 2—Maggie Williams. 6—Katie Feldman. J2 girls' "B" Final sprint: 1—Sarah Williams. 2—Haley Montgomery. 3—Elana King-Nakaoka. J2 girls' 1.5k sprint qualifier: 2—Maggie Williams 4:36.88. 5—Katie Feldman 4:57.55. 6—Elana King-Nakaoka 5:04.16. 10—Haley Montgomery 5:12.29. 12—Sarah Williams 5:30.37.
Novice boys' sprint 1.5k qualifier: 1—Calder Zarkos 4:58.17.
Novice girls' sprint 1.5k qualifier: 1—Cheyanne Stopol 7:15.19.
J3 boys' sprint qualifier: 7—Theo Castellano-Wood.
J3 girls' sprint qualifier: 1—Maddy Watts.