Black Jack racers set the 'tracks on fire'
Last weekend, West Kootenay cross country skiers, Kolibri Drobish from Hills Nordic Ski Club, Sophie and Sabien Edney from Nelson Nordic, and Jasmine Drolet from Blackjack (Rossland) relay raced together as a team named “Kootenay Tracks on Fire,” at the 2013 BC Midget Championships in Revelstoke.
The Midget Championships are for youth between the ages of 9-12, and this year 181 kids spent an action-filled fun weekend of racing at the Mt. Macpherson XC Ski Trails.
Best results for West Kootenay skiers: Remi Drolet of Rossland took 2nd and Kolibri Drobish 6th in their individual Classic races on Saturday. Sunday Remi Drolet again placed 2nd in the skating sprint competition for his age group.
Skiers were recognized not only for their speed, but also their technique and Oliver McDougall-Eisele, Nelson Nordic, won the Best Skate Technique award on Sunday during his sprints races.