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Thunderwolves VS World Jr/U23 Trials
January 14, 2016 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Thunder Bay
LU Fieldhouse
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World Jr/U23 Trials
Hill 2nd - 15k Classic
White 4th - 10k Classic
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White, Hill Make Canadian Nordic Team

Hugh Mullally | Nordic Skiing

Lakehead’s nordic skiers had a chance to get tuned up for the competitive season this past weekend at the World Jr/U23 Trials, held at Lappe Nordic Ski Centre.

The competitive field featured the very best of Canadian nordic skiers, who were vying for a spot on the Canadian national team competing in Romania (Feb 23-28).

Two Thunderwolves were among those selected to the Canadian team: Sadie White (photo below), of Thunder Bay, in the women’s junior division, and Scott Hill (photo above), from Toronto, in the men’s senior division.


From a university team perspective, the weekend was more of a chance to see where Lakehead’s athletes are in terms of conditioning.

“It was a weekend of mixed results,” said coach Leif Lennie. “Some of our skiers are hurt right now or getting over illness, and others have had just a few weeks of snow to train on. All of the athletes who came from Quebec and out west have had two or three months of snow already.”

“For Sadie and Scott, it’s great to see them succeed and earn a spot on the national team,” Lennie added.

After 1.3km sprints on Thursday and the Classic style races on Friday, the weekend of events was cut short, due to frigid temperatures on Sunday, with skiers not permitted to compete in weather below -20 degrees Celsius. The temperature at Lappe never rose much above -24 on Sunday, which meant the cancellation of the ‘skiathlon’ event, which is a 20-30km race, depending on division.

Results for Lakehead Thunderwolves skiers follow below.

Day 1 (1.3k sprints – Thur, Jan14)

Junior Women
1. Sadie White

Senior Women

17. Bryana van Leeuwen
Senior Men
14. Gavin Shields
16. Scott Hill
32. Sean Carter
34. Hayden Gorman

Junior Men

23. Geoff Way-Nee

49. Jordan Desjardins

Day 2 (10/15k Classic race Fri, Jan 15)

(full results page)

Jr Women

4. Sadie White
Sr Women
17. Bryana van Leeuwen

Jr Men

39. Geoff Way-Nee
48. Konrad Kuhne
50. Jordan Desjardins

Sr Men

2. Scott Hill
37. Colin Pendziwol
38. Sean Carter
40. Hayden Gorman

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