Elm Creek Series ResultsJanuary 25, 2012
Conditions: Temperature: 31F, little wind, soft natural snow mixed with hard packed man-made snow; nice track set, and very nice and warm racing night finally. The race course is 2 laps of 2.5K full Valley Trail loop.
Race distance: 5K, both classic and freestyle, mass start.
Freestyle Race Result Craig Stolen 13:08 (men freestyle winner) Eric Lindquist 13:27 Paul Ellis 13:37 Al Shuros 13:43 Daniel Luoma 13:45 Darren Halzle 14:14 Jason Bolz 14:32 Jacob Kjome 15:59 Melinda Silbernick 16:12 (women freestyle winner) Tim Hieb 16:57 Eric Storhoff 16:58 Chris Smith 17:09 Tim LaCroix 18:49 Classic Race Result: Trevor Drake 15:37 (men classic winner) Craig Stolen 16:10 Al Shuros 16:41 Daniel Luoma 17:08 Tom Nowak 17:38
It was probably one of the nicest night for skiing. According to some racers, the race did not even feel hard, maybe considering what we had for weather the last few Weds. In the Freestyle race, Daniel Luoma charged ahead and led the pack up the “Wall” in the first lap. Craig Stolen then took the lead and never looked back. In the Classic race, Trevor Drake, despite using the wrong poles, took the men’s title. It was great to see several new faces at the race. Congratulations to Darren Halzle and Tim LaCroix for their first time try out before the big Birkie.
--Amy Xu (Timer) reporting for Race Director, Melinda Silbernick