Stewart wins again on a chilly Copper Haul

A frosty minus 32 welcomed the participants and volunteers of the Duffy’s Pets and Tanzilla Harness Supply Race Day on Saturday.

A frosty minus 32 welcomed the participants and volunteers of the Duffy’s Pets and Tanzilla Harness Supply Race Day on Saturday.

Eighteen teams started the races — four kids’ teams, two pet dogs, and 12 Twister teams.

Many Twister veteran mushers were away, involved with the Yukon Quest in Fairbanks.

However, the Duffy’s Pets race day saw competitors from Haines Junction, Whitehorse, Marsh Lake, Mendenhall, Tagish, Carcross, Quebec and Switzerland.

The next race is the Icy Waters Ltd Race Day, Sunday March 18th. All details at www.copperhaultwister.blogspot.com

Results:

Copper Haul Twister, 19-kilometres

1st Bill Stewart, 49:23

2nd Lee Kirkpatrick, 56:00

3rd Stephan Atmamspacher, 59:02

4th Jonathan Lucas, 59:04

5th Dave Johnson, 1:01:17

6th Karen McKenna, 1:04:58

7th Luc Tweedel, 1:06:55

8th Emily Desseureault, 1:11:50

9th Simi Morrison, 1:14:10

10th Mirielle Schmid, 1:32:09

11th Janet Kellar, 1:44:03

Non-sled dog race, 5-kilometres

1st Rachel Westfall, 32:35

2nd Eilidh Lucas, 43:32

Kids race 5-kilometres

1st Rachel Kinvig, 9:51

2nd Ben Kinvig, 9:57

3rd Katherine MacKellar, 11:19

4th Pelly Braun, 13:26

Swimming

Fourteen-year-old Bronwyn Pasloski went up against some of the top senior swimmers in the country last weekend at the 2007 Speedo Western Canadian Short Course Swimming Championships in Regina.

Pasloski made it to the A finals in her specialty events, the 200 and 100m breast stroke, finishing in sixth and eighth place respectively.

She finished 12th overall in the 50m breast, 16th in the 200m IM and set a new personal best time in the 50m butterfly.

Her times were generally faster in the finals than the preliminaries, which pleased coach Marek Poplawski.

Poplawski noted there was a lot of pressure on the young swimmer, competing with seniors instead of against other swimmers in her own age group, and added: “It was an excellent experience for the future.”

Final preparations are being made for a contingent of Whitehorse Glacier Bears to travel to Victoria this week to take part in the TAS 2007 BC Provincial Short Course Championships.

Swimmers must have achieved at least one AAA time standard in order to compete in this event.

Broomball

Final standings after regular season play (win-loss-tie):

1st Whitehorse Dental Donkeys

(18-6-1)

2nd Coyne (16-5-4)

3rd  Roadhouse (13-7-5)

4th  Capital Towing (8-12-5)

5th  Yukon News (8-16-1)

6th Versatile Rentals/Kal Tire (4-21-0)

Playoffs run March 11-17.

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