Muskie skiers excel at OFSAA


Members of the Muskie Nordic ski team have seen steady improvement all season.
And that trend continued at the OFSAA championships last Thursday and Friday in Sudbury.
Muskie coach Rebecca Himanen said her five-person group all recorded personal best times there.
Tori Toriseva claimed 24th spot in the junior girls’ 3.5-km freestyle high school division, clocking in with a time of 13:29.6.
Jaida Norris snagged 39th place in the same division (13:56.4) while Angie Redford wasn’t far behind in 43rd (14:11.2).
Kayli Machura rounded out the Muskie contingent in that division, finishing 88th (15:24.6).
“The junior girls placed 14th out of 21 teams after the first day, which is pretty fantastic given it was our first time having a full team of four,” Himanen enthused.
“They participated in the relay [Friday] and earned 16th place out of 21, which is also great in light of the fact that it was their first relay race ever and first time at OFSAA for two of them,” she added.
William Richards was the lone Muskie in the junior boys’ five-km freestyle high school division, finishing 115th with a time of 19:47.9
“All students skied really well,” Himanen said.
Muskie Joe Dueck had qualified for OFSAA in the senior boys’ division at the NWOSSAA finals held Feb. 5 in Kenora, but he opted not to make the trip to Sudbury.