2017 World Junior Championships
Soldier Hollow, Utah
For the full CCC Report click on: http://www.cccski.com/Media/Haywood-Race-Report/Haywood-Race-Report--Gareth-Williams-20th,-Lisle-C.aspx#.WJKMj_krLIU
“On the men's side Telemark's Gareth Williams had a strong performance, finishing 20th. The race was won Vladislav Vechkanov on a day that the Russians seemed to have a little extra, sweeping the podium and taking 4 of the top 5 placings.
Gareth Williams, photo by Flyingpointroad.com
The Skibec duo of Antoine Blais and Phil Boucher were 32nd and 35th for a solid performance and 16 year old Black Jack skier Remi Drolet was 50th.
Gareth Williams: "I'm happy with the top 20 today and wasn't really sure what to expect going into the day. Last lap today was not perfect due to some mid-race stomach cramping, but still managed to push through that pain. With this result I have adjusted my goals for these Championships and hope to ski well in the 20km on Friday.”
Men's Results: Results
Women’s Results: Results
On the women’s side “the top Canadian was Kenora's Lisle Compton in 39th, followed 6 seconds back by Annika Richardson of Hollyburn and Claire Grall-Johnson of Nakkertok, in 41st and 42nd, .4 seconds apart. India McIsaac of Rocky Mountain Racers was 46th.”
Note the video coverage of Annika in the report.
Best ever WJC results - BC athletes:
2017 Gareth Williams (Telemark NC, Kelowna) 20th 10k FT
2013 David Palmer (Black Jack CCSC, Rossland) 32nd 10k FT
2012 Geoffrey Richards (CVTC, Whistler) 20th 20k Skiathlon CT/FT 14th fastest of the day in skating leg
2010 Joey Burton (Overlander SC, Kamloops) 25th Sprint CT
2010 Rebecca Reid (Black Jack CCSC, Rossland) 31st Sprint CT
2008 Alysson Marshall (Larch Hills NS, Salmon Arm) 25th Sprint FT
2008 Alysson Marshall (Larch Hills NS, Salmon Arm) 32nd 5k CT
2005 Chris Werrell (Omineca SC, Burns Lake) 23rd Sprint CT
2004 Chris Werrell (Omineca SC, Burns Lake) 15th Sprint FT 9th in Qualification Round
2001 Jesse Fraser (Black Jack CCSC, Rossland) 31st Sprint CT
1999 George Grey (Black Jack CCSC, Rossland) 32nd 10k CT
1997 Tara Moran (Bulkley Valley CCSC, Smithers) 37th 15k