Greer, Knight tops in duathlon

The Subway 5K Race Series continued on last Saturday with 45 skiers participating in the duathlon-style event.

The Subway 5K Race Series continued on last Saturday with 45 skiers participating in the duathlon-style event.

David Greer skied the five-kilometre course in just under 15 minutes to knock the perennial winner Stephen Waterreus from his throne.

Bryn Knight was the fastest woman with a time of 17 and a half minutes, nearly two minutes ahead of the field.

After a mass start in the stadium, all skiers completed a 2.5-kilometre loop using classic technique. Upon returning to the stadium, skiers had to change from classic equipment to skating gear and then complete the same course using skating technique.

In both the men’s and women’s categories there was a tight race for second and third place. Stephen and Marcus Waterreus, Colin Abbott and Nansen Murray finished within a minute of each other to take the remaining top four places for the men.

Dahria Beatty, Brittany Smith and Janelle Greer finished within 10 seconds of each other to take second, third and fourth places.

Caelan McLean and Emily Wilson were the fastest skiers in the 2.5K category.

The duathlon event is a test of skiers’ ability in both cross-country techniques and requires a calm changeover at the midway point. All skiers have to change at least their skis and poles.

Classic and skating technique require different equipment to be done as efficiently and quickly as possible.

The Subway 5K series will continue on February 3 with a relay race. Subway #3 will start at 11 a.m. in the Ski Stadium.

Teams of four will ski a 2.5-kilometre course. The event will be a dress rehearsal for the Canada Winter Games relay.

Top finishers:

Classic/free duathlon mass

start five-kilometre males

1st David Greer, 14:40.0

2nd Stephen Waterreus,

15:33.8

3rd Marcus Waterreus, 15:49.7

4th Colin Abbott, 15:50.6

5th Nansen Murray, 15:59.0

6th Jeff Wood, 16:05.9

7th Logan Potter, 16:51.1

8th Dave Brook, 16:54.3

9th Jonathon Kerr, 17:39.7

10th Michael Abbott, 17:46.5

Classic/free duathlon mass

start five-kilometre females

1st Bryn Knight, 17:29.2

2nd Dahria Beatty, 19:11.2

3rd Brittany Smith, 19:11.5

4th Janelle Greer, 19:23.2

5th Carolyn Coombs, 22:29.3

6th Holly Bull, 26:02.6

7th Nesha Wright, 27:40.0

8th Odette Rivard, 27:58.5

9th Adrienne Hynes, 30:18.7

10th Natalie Hynes, 30:26.8

Classic mass start

2.5-kilometre males

1st Caelan McLean, 14:08.4

Classic mass start

2.5-kilometre females

1st Emily Wilson, 15:07.0

Swimming

Bronwyn Pasloski and Alexandra Gabor helped Team BC to a third-place finish in the overall standings at the Pacific Coast All-Star Meet in Vancouver last weekend.

This meet included all-star teams from Washington, Oregon and California, as well as Team BC with swimmers competing in the 11-12, and 13-14 age categories.

Pasloski’s individual results included fifth in the 100 breast, sixth in the 200 breast and 100 free, and eighth in the 50 free and 200 IM.

In the grueling 400 IM, Pasloski lopped 11 seconds off her previous best time en route to an eighth place finish.

Gabor placed fourth in the 100 free, sixth in the 200 free, seventh in the 400 free, and ninth in the 50 free.

Both swimmers were part of BC’s 13-14 200 free relay team, which won gold, as well as the 400 free relay team, which placed second. As well, Pasloski swam the breast portion of the relay team which placed second in the 400 medley and third in the 200 medley relay.

Glacier Bears Coach Marek Poplawski travelled with the two swimmers and had this comment about their performance at the high-level competition: “The girls did swim well and worked very hard in every race.”

Poplawski mentioned that the girls are currently in the middle of heavy training, as were the majority of swimmers there.

The next competition for the Whitehorse Glacier Bears is the Lower Mainland Regional AA Championships to be held February 9-11 in Chilliwack, BC.

Fourteen Yukon swimmers are slated to compete in that event. As well, Pasloski and Gabor will travel to Regina on February 15-18 to compete in the Western Canadian Championships.

Whitehorse

recreational hockey

Saturday results:

Southern Tutchone Storm 13

Yukon Appliance 12

The Storm managed to outscore the Appliance with half as many players, in this barn-burner of a game. Matt Horsey led the Storm with six goals, and Tim McIntosh netted four, and Darrel Sturko, Ryan Hodgins and Andrew Sprokkreeff scored singles.

For Yukon Appliance, Joe Martin scored four goals, Thom Minard and Cary Goodman had a pair each, and Ryan Martin, Daryn Leas and Jeff Monkman scored singles.

Boston Pizza 6

Whitehorse Mustangs 3

Mike Young led the Boston Pizza squad with a pair of goals, and Lance Brown, Ed Peart, Brian Curial and Barry Blisner added goals as well.

The Mustangs scorers were Kane Dawe, with two goals, and Robbie Stuckey.

Whitehorse

oldtimers hockey

Sunday results:

Edgewater Hotel 1

Medicine Chest 0

Rick Smith scored the only goal of the game for Edgewater, assisted by Rick Gingell. Glen Traverse recorded the shutout.

AON Flames 3

Klondyke Dental Molars 1

Al Lane, Brian Brooks and Dave Bakica scored for the Flames, and Kevin Neufeld helped out with two assists.

Jordan Borgford scored for the Molars, assisted by Robert Thompson.