Brooke Lukinuk of the Big White Racers cuts around a gate during the K1 Teck provincials last weekend at Big White Resort.

Big White Racers show stuff at K 1 provincials

More than 200 skiers from across B.C. compete in various weather conditions over three days at Big White Resort

Members of the Big White Racers turned in some solid performances, including three podium finishes, as the local club played host to the K1 Teck Provincial Games last weekend.

With everything from snow storms to beautiful blue skies, the three-day event showcased over 200 racers aged 10 to 12 from across the province.

The girls slalom on Saturday morning saw blustery winter conditions mixed with snow and poor visibility, but Big White still managed three top-20 finishes. Brooke Lukinuk took 11th, Sophie Schroeder 12th and Gillian Callaghan 18th. In the afternoon race Lukinuk with a 12th, Hannah Walline 18th and Emily Pilon 19th. Sunday was a whole new day under brilliant blue skies while local Brooke Lukinuk finished 6th and Walline managed at 19th in the morning’s runs.

In the afternoon Lukinuk had an unfortunate crash crashed but her team mates Walline and Pilon managed an 12th and 15th respectively.

Monday was the introduction of Ski Cross to the K1 Provincial races. It was a typical mix of spring weather but it paid off for Brooke Lukinuk who managed to make the podium with a third place finish for a bonze medal. Also making the top 10 was Hannah Walline with a 10th-place finish.

For the boys on Saturday in the Giant Slalom 8th place went to Zane Torres, Tyler Clark took 12th and Marcus Athans in 19th The afternoon race saw Torres 6th, Clark 9th and Cole Pederson 20th. Sunday in SL Tyler Clark pulled out a 6th place finish while Torres was right behind in 7th, close in the mix was Marcus Athans in 11th. The afternoon Torres found himself on the podium with a third place while Athans 17th and Clark 18th.

Ski Cross on Sunday was equalling kind to Zane Torres who managed his second 3rd place finish, Tyler Clark 11th and Cole Pederson 12th.

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