Galena skiers sweep at invitational meet


Photo by Paul Apfelbeck

Joe Riddle, winner of the 3-kilometer race in the elementary division during Friday’s races on Alexander Lake, is shown here warming up before his race.


Galena skiers swept all the first places in the Galena Ski Invitational during the races on Friday, Feb. 19, on Alexander Lake. The skiers went up against visiting skiers from Unalakleet.

Jacob Moos came in first place for the high school boys with 24 minutes, 33 seconds on the 5-kilometer course. Carolyn Sam came in first for the high school girls with 26:32.

In the junior high division, the top skiers were Daniel Kopp and Breanna McLain. Among the elementary skiers, the first place was earned by Joe Riddle. Both the junior high and elementary skiers raced on a 3-kilometer course.

The results for Galena skiers were:
High school boys:
Jacob Moos, 24:33
Walter Lord, 26:23
Tristen Hatch, 28:48
High school girls:
Carolyn Sam, 26:32
Sarah Brown, 29:43
Seventh and eighth grade boys:
Daniel Kopp, 15:51
Virgil Sam, 20:00
Kevin Bergman, 20:21
Seventh and eighth grade girls:
Breanna McLain, 17:37
Pearle Green, 20:15
Shelby Williams, 25:54
Fifth and sixth grade skiers:
Joe Riddle, 16:36
Cashious Bergman, 18:49
Landen Olin-Duncan, 19:55
Finn Hornfischer, 19:59
Paytyn Cleaver, 20:47
Ian Esmailka, 21:00
Sable Scotton, 24:08

Saturday’s results for the top skiers in the relay were:
First place – Carolyn Sam and Margo Daniels, 14:59.
Second place – Daniel Kopp and Paytyn Cleaver, 15:10.
Third place – Sarah Brown and Ian Esmailka, 15:27.