Elm Creek Series Results

January 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