Nordics compete at Western Canadian Championships

100 Mile Nordic Kirsty Bock and Tracy Moore competed at Western Canadian Championships

100 Mile Nordics Club cross-country skiers, Kirsty Bock and Tracy Moore were on the road last weekend in Canmore, Alta. to compete in the 2012 NorAm Haywood Western Canadian Championships.

The race series was hosted by the Alberta World Cup Society at the Canmore Nordic Centre.

The major event saw many of the top competitors from British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon, Manitoba, Northwest Territories and Saskatchewan and some international competitors.

Bock skied to a 12th-place finish in the Junior Girls 0.8-kilometre Free sprint race, clocking a time of 1:43.50. It matched her qualifying time, which was good for second place in her heat. She also posted a 17th-place result in the 5-km Classic and was 14th in the 10-km Free mass start event.

Moore was 29th overall in the Senior Women 1.2-km Free quarter-final, skiing against athletes from Australia and Japan. In the Open Women’s 10-km Free Mass Start event, she was 44th overall, and the Open Women 10-kilometre Free Pursuit brought her a 46th-place finish.

Provincial standings had Alberta as the winner with 7,040 points and B.C. in second place with 6,237. Yukon was a distant third with 1,630.