Top of the Mountain draws more than 50 youth ski racers to Marquette Mountain

MARQUETTE – More than 50 skiers raced down Marquette Mountain on Feb. 23 when the Marquette Mountain Racing Team hosted the Mountain Shop’s Top of the Mountain race.

Racers skied on a course that began at the top of Upper Rocket for all age groups, taking one training run and two timed runs. Awards were presented for single best timed run.

These are the top three finishers in each age group:

Girls – Under 8 years old: 1. Olivia Lunseth, 59.25 seconds; 2. Kyley Elmblad, 1:00.00; 3. Sophia Skytta, 1:06.53. U10: 1. Anna Grzelak, 53.05; 2. Madalyn Stern, 1:02.29; 3. Quincie Scheidt, 1:03.91. U12: 1. Ella Lunseth, 50.92; 2. Haley Thams, 52.08; 3. Emilee Gooch, 52.68. U14: 1. Sadah Scheidt, 42.09; 2. Natalie Robinia, 43.04; 3. Ainsley Kirk, 44.01.

Boys – U8: 1. Sam Dehlin, 54.81; 2. Benjamin Kirk, 55.77; 3. Brady Audette, 1:00.95. U10: 1. Camden Larson, 49.71; 2. Tucker Close, 49.86; 3. Steven Marra, 55.65. U12: 1. Logan Audette, 44.72; 2. Aaron Grzelak, 45.14; 3. Hayden Kauppila, 45.22. U14: 1. John Thomson, 46.67; 2. Truman Durand, 47.35; 3. Keaton Jones, 50.54. U16: 1. Adam Skendzel, 42.57; 2. Travis Hindman, 42.81; 3. Jacob Mackey, 42.98.