MPHS nordic team race results from Minturn |

MPHS nordic team race results from Minturn

Lisanne Smith
Special to the Sky-Hi News
Logan Miyauchi hanging tight in the turn at the Minturn race on Saturday, Jan. 16.
Photo Courtesy of Greg Miyauchi |

Middle Park High School Nordic traveled to Minturn on Saturday, Jan. 16 for a 5K Classic race. The course was two tough loops in cold, windy weather, but the kids did great!

The boys moved up to 3rd out of 13 for their team finish. Logan Miyauchi was the first MPHS boy to come in with a 6th place finish in a time of 14:07, next came Theo Loo in 13th place with a time of 14:54, followed by Mark Simmons in 16th place. Elliot Shaw was 18th, Ian Carver 22nd, and Liam Fuqua 48th – all qualified for the state championship classic race.

Sawyer Cousineau, Jensen Hill, Kyle Ciccarelli, Jeremy Peterson, Isiah Callarman, Wil Cleveland, and Evan Olson finished it up.

In the girls race, Sierra Smith was first in from MPHS with a 25th place finish in a time of 19:03, followed by Darby Howard in 28th with a time of 19:17. Emily Jensen was 31st, Rowen Gallagher 33rd, and Lizzy Barker 44th. These girls all qualified to ski in the state championship classic race.

Alyssa Petersen, Katlyn Cimino, Mackenzie Deplata, Raelee Granger, Jesse Hoyhtya, and Neva Meindl all put in a good finish, too.

Congratulations to all the racers and to coaches Travis Fuqua and Sarai Reed!

The team will travel to Steamboat Springs on Jan. 30 for another classic race.

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