On Saturday, the women raced a 10-kilometre free technique, interval start race. Kirsten Bock, of 100 Mile House, B.C., continued her strong start to the season, coming away with the victory in 33 minutes, 21.2 seconds. She finished 23 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. This is Bock’s second victory of the season after claiming first at the previous weekend’s Coast Cup, the Thunderbirds’ first race of the year.
On Sunday, the women raced a 10km classic, mass start. Cara McCulloch, a fourth-year Kinesiology student from Smithers, B.C., looked ready to take the victory until falling on the last corner, settling for silver behind Alex Myshak-Davis of UBC Okanagan. Bock was not far behind in fourth place overall, and in third in the junior women’s sub-category.
The team will be looking to continue to improve on these results at the final Teck BC Cup event of the year next weekend in Kelowna, where the top male and female university racers will be recognized.