Junior Interfield Series Gets Underway at Snowplanet

Snowplanet, Auckland (25 June 2016) - The first race of the winter, the North Island Junior Interfield Series hosted by Northern Snow Circus Alpine Racing Race Organising Committee, took place at Snowplanet on Saturday evening. 

Following the Level 1 Race Organising Committee seminar, the ROC went into a full race mode, which gave valuable real life training for the many new volunteers. The race with two courses, course inspections, two runs and prize giving was done and completed in under three hours. Excellent effort by all!

The event was open to athletes from U8 to U21, skiers and snowboarders and saw a fantastic turnout of 107 racers. 

As always conditions in the fun fridge were optimal: -4, with clear vis and good snow coverage. The enclosed space gives the race a real stadium feel with the cheers from the crowd echoing off the walls and starting call outs of the next athlete from the commentary over the sound system. 150 spectators packed the Snowplanet restuarant area to get a clear view from the floor to ceiling windows and were able to watch some very close and very competitive runs.

 

Podium placings went to: 

U12: Men

Name

Club

Run 1

Run2

Total

Gap

1

Anton Simpson

Northern Snow Circus

18.58

18.22

36.8

 

2

George Pilkington

 

20.57

18.72

39.29

2.49

3

Finn Holbrook

Northern Snow Circus

20.45

19.3

39.75

2.95

   

  

       

U14: Ladies

Name

Club

Run 1

Run2

Total

Gap

1

Tess Porter

Northern Snow Circus

17.37

17.06

34.43

 

2

Francesca Reade

Northern Snow Circus

18.1

17.36

35.46

1.03

3

Jenna Johnson

Northern Snow Circus

19.04

18.62

37.66

3.23

   

  

       

U14: Men

Name

Club

Run 1

Run2

Total

Gap

1

Samuel Finnegan

Northern Snow Circus

17.43

17.26

34.69

 

2

James Stanfield

 

17.66

17.36

35.02

0.33

3

Sam Woods

 

17.89

17.47

35.36

0.67

   

  

       

U16: Ladies

Name

Club

Run 1

Run2

Total

Gap

1

Katie Crawford

Queenstown Alpine Ski Club

17.46

16.95

34.41

 

2

Yuji Brooking

Northern Snow Circus

17.17

17.25

34.42

0.01

3

Billie Partington

Northern Snow Circus 

18.32

18.42

36.74

2.33

   

  

       

U16: Men

Name

Club

Run 1

Run2

Total

Gap

1

Louis Lempriere

Northern Snow Circus

16.58

17.03

33.61

 

1

Jay Sherlock

Northern Snow Circus

16.99

16.62

33.61

 

3

Max Finnegan

Northern Snow Circus

17.46

17.14

34.6

0.99

   

  

       

U18: Ladies

Name

Club

Run 1

Run2

Total

Gap

1

Analeigh Pye

Northern Snow Circus

16.82

17.35

34.17

 

2

Isabelle Lempriere

Northern Snow Circus

17.42

17.31

34.73

0.56

3

Caitlin McClellan

Northern Snow Circus 

20.92

20.03

40.95

6.78

   

  

       

U18: Men

Name

Club

Run 1

Run2

Total

Gap

1

Joseph Farnsworth

Northern Snow Circus

15.44

15.15

30.59

 

2

Nicholas Sheetz

Northern Snow Circus

17.05

17.24

34.29

3.7

3

Cody Bruce

 

17.58

17.39

34.97

4.38

   

  

       

U21: Men

Name

Club

Run 1

Run2

Total

Gap

1

Ben Mulrennan

 

17.15

16.65

33.8

 

2

Patrick Mulrennan

 

17.11

16.7

33.81

0.01

3

Simon Mulrennan

Northern Snow Sports

17.42

17.64

35.06

1.26

 

The U16 men's and women’s categories were incredibly close fought with a draw for first in the men's and .01 making all the difference in the women's.

Next up for the North Island Junior Interfield Series is the Whakapapa Junior Interfield on the 23rd July.

Results are up: https://www.snowsports.co.nz/events-and-results/events/junior-interfield-2/

Podium Photos: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1203980352959920&id=504933049531324

Courtesy of Frank Cartwright.

Junior Interfield Series Gets Underway at Snowplanet

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