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Middle school Nordic boys, girls take second in Minturn

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Gray Barker takes a fourth-place finish in Minturn.
Courtesy / Catherine Barker

MINTURN — The East Grand Middle School boys and girls Nordic ski teams traveled to Minturn on Saturday, Jan. 19 for their second race of the season, which was a skate-style race.

They competed against six other schools with an overall field of 83 boys and girls.

The course terrain at Minturn’s Maloit Park was quite hilly, with many sharp turns, and provided spectators with multiple opportunities for viewing racers as they looped around the central area several times. Race day was clear and sunny, but chilly at eight degrees.

The EGMS teams finished strong, with both the Boy’s and Girl’s teams taking second place. The boy’s team missed first place by only one point.  All of the kids raced hard and had a great day.

Gray Barker and Annie Kuhns took the top spots for the East Grand boy’s and girl’s team, respectively, with Barker in fourth-place and Kuhns in fifth-place.

Other finishers for the boys were: Nick Forquer, fifth; Any Troccoli, eighth; Kyle Vogelbacher, 11th; Dane Jensen, 18th; Corbin Solomon, 19th; Merrick Matzen, 24th; Carter Chamberlin, 25th; Jonathan Callarman, 27th; Caden Hansen, 28th; Logan Walker, 32nd; TJ Tibbetts, 33rd ; Kadin Starr, 34th; and Cruze Hanson 36th.

Other finishers for the girls were: Gabrielle Pellini, 13th; Anna Lantermans, 14th; Alana Krueger, 16th; Stephanie O’Flaherthy, 20th; Haley Miller, 20th; Thayden Harms, 32nd; Triniti Williams, 35th; Jacqueline Martinski 38th; Lena Moss, 40th, and Kaylee Hoover, 41st.

The Cubs will race at Snow Mountain Ranch on Saturday.

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