Team Soldier Hollow kicked off the cross-county ski season with the Intermountain Season Opener races in Jackson Hole, WY last weekend. Despite very limited time on snow the team posted many top 10 finishes and 1 top 5.
In Friday’s 5km classic race, Xander Burkemo led the way for Team Soldier Hollow with a 4th place in the U16 boys category. Fischer Heimburger notched a top 10 with 8th in the 7.5km U18 race. On the women’s side, Ingrid Norton finished a strong 8th despite tricky classic waxing conditions.
On Saturday, the races switched to a mass start skate format. The head to head competition made for some very exciting and tight finishes. Norton demonstrated consistency by once again finishing 8th. Heimburger also squeeked out an 8th place after a tight sprint finish with Park City’s Alex Jackson. Burkemo rounded out the day with a 12th place for Team Soldier Hollow.
Full results can be found HERE. Stay tuned for more race updates soon!
Photo Credit: Kerry Morgan