Widmer's Make NorAm Sprint a Family Affair
Jan 14th, 2012
Photo by Angus Cockney
Phil Widmer leads Jess Cockney in the final
AWCA takes 8 of 12 podium spots
Siblings Heidi and Phil Widmer joined each other in taking the skate sprint vicotries in both open categories today. Oddly enough, both qualified 2nd in the morning, skiing comfortably in the heats and showing off their finishing kick in the final stretch come the finals. Heidi, into her first year as a Under-23, solidified her opportunity to represent Canada in Turkey later this season.
The open men's category was an Academy sweep, with Graham Nishikawa taking second, and Jess Cockney finishing third, while also confirming his spot U23 Champs team.
Finishing behind Heidi were Alysson Marshall and Marlis Kromm, with Marlis being the 2nd U23 to cross the line in the A-Final.
In the junior women's race, Janelle Greer bested Thursday's 3rd place with a win today, also securing a spot to Turkey. Rebecca Reid finished 3rd.
The racing concludes tomorrow with the 10km and 15km classic individual races. Full results from today can be found on zone4.ca