FRISCO — Local cross-country skiers layered up for Wednesday morning’s low temperatures to take part in the first Up & At ‘Em Nordic ski race of the season.
The race was a 7.5-kilometer skate won by Taeler McCrerey of Frisco. The 22-year-old completed the course in 34 minutes and 12 seconds, just under a minute faster than overall runner-up Jill Sorensen, 42, of Dillon (35:09). Kate Zander, 33, of Breckenridge rounded-out the women’s podium placers with a time of 37:40.
Chad Sigler, 45, of Frisco won the men’s race with a time of 35:31, more than three minutes faster than men’s race runner-up Matthew Mosca, 30, of Denver (39:19). Steve Lipsher, 53, of Silverthorne, was the third-fastest men’s racer on the day with a time of 50:43.
The remaining races in this winter’s series are scheduled for Jan. 8 (7.5-kilometer classic), Jan. 22 (7.5-kilometer skate), Feb. 5 (7.5-kilometer classic) and Feb. 19 (7.5-kilometer skate). All races begin at 7 a.m. from the Frisco Nordic Center. For full results, to register for a future race and for more information on the series, visit bit.ly/upandatemfrisco.
Mary Taylor and Steve Lipsher of Silverthorne compete in the 7.5k Up & At Em race on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Frisco Nordic Center. Liz Copan / firstname.lastname@example.org Buy Photo
Elizabeth Morrison of Dillon crosses the finish line in Wednesday’s 7.5k Up & At Em race at the Frisco Nordic Center. Liz Copan / email@example.com Buy Photo
75-year-old Sharon Crawford of Frisco gets warm inside of the Frisco Nordic Center after competing in Wednesday’s 7.5k Up & At Em race. Liz Copan / firstname.lastname@example.org Buy Photo
The first race in the 7.5k Up & At Em ski series Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Frisco Nordic Center made things extra challenging for skiers with temperatures below freezing. Liz Copan / email@example.com Buy Photo