Raven skiers dominate on day 1 of OUA Nordic Skiing Championships

Photo by Ron Jason
Photo by Ron Jason

THUNDER BAY, Ont. - With a fresh few centimeters of wet snow overnight, the OUA Nordic Skiing Championships kicked off this morning with the Men’s 10km and Women’s 5km Classic Interval Start at Lappe Nordic Ski Centre.

Despite the conditions, the athletes were ready to compete with Carleton proving they are once again a top contender in Nordic Skiing. Raven’s Aidan Kirkham set the pace on the men’s side finishing first in 0:34:53.5. The Thunderwolves are hungry for the title with Gavin Shields coming in second in 0:35:38.1 and Noah Thompson coming in fourth in 0:35:59.4. Jordan Cascagnette finished third for the Nipissing Lakers.

On the women’s side, the Raven’s finished 4 athletes in the top 5. Zoë Williams came in first in 0:19:41.9 with her teammate Alyssa Stowe not far behind coming in at second. Thunderwolves Camille Ham finished third in 0:21:13.5 along with Emily Jones (Carleton) and Adrienne Hynes (Carleton) coming in fourth and fifth.

Full results of the 2018 Classic Interval start can be found here

The Men’s and Women’s 3x3km Relay Classic begins tomorrow at 2:00pm with the competition wrapping up on Sunday, February 25 with the Men’s 15km Mass Start Free Technique (9:30am) and Women’s 10km Mass Start Free Technique (10:30am).

Details about the championship can be found in the 2018 Nordic Skiing Championship Fan Guide.

Women's 5km - Classic Interval Start
Gold – Zoë Williams (Carleton)
Silver -  Alyssa Stowe (Carleton)
Bronze – Camille Hamm (Lakehead)

Men's 10km – Classic Interval Start
Gold – Aidan Kirkham (Carleton)
Silver – Gavin Shields (Lakehead)
Bronze – Jordan Cascagnette (Nipissing)