Sunday, December 8, 2002 - Results
Wagner and Freeman Extend Continental Cup Streaks

Kris Freeman won his second consecutive distance event today, taking North America's first double pursuit race at the Subaru Continental Cup race in Silver Star, BC.

Freeman dominated the short race, which was supposed to be a 15km but was clearly short, with a winning time of 26:41.8. Freeman was followed by a group of four skiers sprinting for second place. Carl Swenson narrowly edged Chris Jeffries, who made the first appearance for a Canadian male on the podium this season. Justin Freeman and Andrew Johnson finished 4th and 5th.

Wendy Wagner continued an even more impressive streak, winning for the third time in as many tries in Silver Star. Wagner skied away from the field early during the classic leg, and made a quick transition to further extend her lead during the skate. Aelin Peterson finished in second, while Daria Gaiazova won a final kilometer battle with fellow Canadians Tara Whitten and Tasha Betcherman.

Although limited snow in Rossland, BC put next weekends continental cup races in doubt, they will likely take place at a backup site 30 minutes from Rossland.

Open Men
1 Freeman, Kris 26:41.8
2 Swenson, Carl 27:18.1
3 Jeffries, Chris 27:19.0
4 Freeman, Justin 27:19.4
5 Johnson, Andrew 27:20.2
6 Flora, Lars 27:24.1
7 Zimmerman, Leif 27:45.1
8 Villeneuve, Phil 27:45.9
9 Weaver, Patrick 27:47.7
10 Kershaw, Devon 27:48.3
11 Jewett, Gordon 27:51.7
12 Kates, Adam 27:52.6
13 Lemieux, Jason 28:22.9
14 Chamberlain, David 28:27.1
15 Newell, Andrew 28:27.2
16 Giese, Chad 28:27.3
17 Southam, James 28:49.4
18 Stewart, David 28:52.6
19 Ward, Casey 28:52.7
20 Grey, George 28:57.4

Open Women
1 Wagner, Wendy 28:36.8
2 Peterson, Aelin 29:36.7
3 Gaiazova, Daria 30:05.8
4 Whitten, Tara 30:08.5
5 Betcherman, Tasha 30:16.0
6 Trygstad-Saari, Kristina 30:19.0
7 Konrad, Sarah 30:21.1
8 Williams, Madeleine 30:55.9
9 Hamilton, Erin 31:00.9
10 Quinn-Hurst, Erin 31:12.2
11 Nadeau, Gabrielle 31:17.3
12 Sandau, Rhonda 31:51.8
13 Benson, Jacqui 31:51.9
14 Nighbor, Andrea 31:55.3
15 Fabius, Kerrie 32:00.8
16 Bisson, Christine 32:01.1
17 Tremblay St-Germain, Amélie 32:07.6
18 Zubrack, Michelle 32:09.9
19 Mathis, Rachel 32:09.9
20 Redpath, Tara 32:10.1

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