Thunderwolves women’s Nordic skiers lead national competition after day 2

| News, Nordic Skiing

Lakehead’s varsity Nordic skiing had another excellent outing on the second day of the Canadian College and University National Championships (CCUNC). Alannah MacLean, who earned a silver medal on Wednesday’s opening day, picked up a gold medal in the 10km pursuit skate race on Thursday.

“It has been a solid couple of days for our women and a good start to the championships,” Thunderwolves head coach Adam Kates said. “We were again led by Alannah who is a veteran and knows how to perform under the pressure of big races.”

Shaylynn Loewen finished 7th and Erika Mihell 11th in Thursday’s pursuit event.

“If our top three women continue to ski like this,” coach Kates added, “we will have the chance to be in the running for a national title at the end of the week, but there is a lot of racing left to go.”

The Thunderwolves women finished day 2 in 1st place, with an eight-point lead over the University of Calgary Dinos. Two races remain.

On the men’s side, Malcolm Thompson and Connor McGovern put in solid top 10 performances, placing 8th and 9th respectively in the 15 km pursuit race. Noah Thompson and Geoffrey Way-Nee finished 13th and 17th.

[photo credit: Kevin Schlyter]

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