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North Bay Invitational Preview
By:  Lee Hawkings   (2011/01/19)

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This coming weekend several members of the XC Ottawa team will be making the trip to North Bay with the Carleton University Nordic Ski Team to compete in the first of two weekends of university races. The North Bay Invitational is a weekend of racing put on jointly by Nippissing University and North Bay Nordic Ski Club. They invite all the Ontario university skiers as well as some local high school skiers for a great and fun weekend of racing.

This year as with last year there will be one race held at the North Bay Nordic trails and one race at the Nippissing University trails. The first race is Saturday January 22 and is a 15km Individual start skate race held at North Bay Nordic. On Sunday January 23 is a 9km individual start classic at the Nippissing trails.

Last year we had great Carleton University representation 3 out of 6 medals in the OUA womenís with former XC Ottawa memebers Alana Thomas, Adele Lay wining medals and Brittany Smith and Zoe Braul posting solid results. In the menís races Colin Abbott had a great weekend coming second the first day and winning by a full minute the second day. Matthias Purdon had a solid weekend coming 4th and second. On the classic day Carleton took 8 out of the top 10 with great races by XC Ottawa members Kyle Power, Andre Marchand and Logan Potter. For results from last years races http://www.zone4.ca/results.asp?id=2675 , and a full report  and pictures of last years races from Matthias http://www.xcottawa.ca/articles.php?id=1478

We are looking forward to another great weekend of fun university races. Representing XC Ottawa and Carleton at this years races are:

Matthias Purdon

Kyle Power

Lee Hawkings

Logan Potter

Andre Marchand

Peter Beisel

Ingrid Hagberg

†Unfortunately we will be missing Colin Abbott this year as he heads to bigger and better things, World University Games being held in Turkey!

 

Be sure to check Zone 4 for results this weekend!

 
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