Girls glide to gold, silver

Ian Murdoch
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Northern Peninsula skiers dominate provincials in Corner Brook

Although there were only three skiers representing the Northern Peninsula at the provincial ski championships held in Corner Brook on February 17 and 18, each one came back with a shiny medal to add to their growing collections.

Angela Cronhelm, Caitlyn Pink, and Allie Gardner show the medals they won at the Provincial Ski Championships in Corner Brook on February 17 and 18.

Caitlyn Pink, from the Aurora Nordic Ski Club in St Anthony, came out on top in the sprint, classic and freestyle races by winning the gold in all three events in the Junior Girls Division.

Angela Cronhelm, also from Aurora Nordic in St Anthony, won gold medals in classic and freestyle in Pee Wee Girls.

Allie Gardner, from Deep Cove Ski Club in the Straits, won the silver medals in classic and freestyle races in the Atom Girls Division.

Caitlyn has been skiing since she was three years old and she is no stranger to winning medals and participating in big tournaments.

"It was good this weekend, I was happy with the races," said Caitlyn.

She recently skied in the Eastern Canadian Championships in Gatineau, Quebec, where she raced against the top skiers east of Ontario.

She even took part in an open race for all age groups and finished with strong performances in the Junior Girls Division.

She was also in Lab city for a training camp in November. Given her busy schedule travelling the country for events she tries as best as she can to keep up with her school work.

"It's not too bad. I take homework with me when I go," said Caitlyn.

She will be the sole representative from the Northern Peninsula at the nationals in Quebec City on March 17. She plans on racing in the sprint, skate and classic events for the championship.

"We're very pleased," said George Pink, Caitlin's father, who is also the Vice President of Aurora Nordic Ski Club.

For the past two years Caitlyn has been on the provincial team and she continues to show her talent in big events.

Her partner Angela said she was proud to win her races at the provincial championships in Corner Brook.

"I like to go fast," said Angela.

The eleven year old is certainly good at what she likes to do, winning the Pee Wee Girls races in fine form.

Angela also has plans to continue racing in big events.

She won't have to wait long as she plans on racing in the upcoming provincial marathon to be held at her home ski club in St Anthony on March 3.


Organizations: Aurora Nordic Ski Club, Junior Girls Division, Nordic Deep Cove Ski Club Atom Girls Division

Geographic location: St Anthony, Northern Peninsula, Corner Brook Quebec City Aurora Gatineau Ontario

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