The Kimberley XC Skiers racing team (KiXS team) had another successful weekend racing at the BC Cup series in Kamloops at the Overlander Ski Club. On Saturday, they raced an individual start skate race with amazing results: Marielle Ackermann came first in the 3.5km Midget Girls event, Sydney Wilson came sixth in the same event, MacKenzie McLean came first in the 5km Juvenile Girls event, and Annika Ackermann came second in the 7km Junior Girls event. On Sunday, they raced in the mass start classic races. Marielle was second and Sydney Wilson eighth in the 3.5km Midget Girls event, MacKenzie McLean came 11th in the 5km Juvenile Girls event, Annika Ackermann came fourth in the 7km Junior Girls event, and coach Frank Ackermann placed first in the Masters category. Marielle and Sydney are feeling excited and well-prepared for the BC Winter Games in three weeks, where they will be representing the Kootenay Zone.
Another Kimberley cross country skier, Molly Miller, who is already seeing great success at the national and international level, will also join the team for the BC Games in Penticton.