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GRABBIN’ AIR – Johna Irving-Staley leads a group of riders while Ross Sennett grabs some air time during Thursday’s Yukon Schools Mountain Bike Race.

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Whitehorse Elementary School student Jan Zumer-Brewis, 11, is out front as he and others close in on the finish line off the Chadburn Lake Road.

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School Bike Race

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School Bike Race

Irving-Staley, Porter finish in first-place tie at mountain bike races

Mountain bikers from four different schools showed up for Thursday’s Yukon Schools Mountain Bike Race

By Whitehorse Star on September 25, 2018

Mountain bikers from four different schools showed up for Thursday’s Yukon Schools Mountain Bike Race off the Chadburn Lake Road.

In the under-15 girls category, Ava Irving-Staley and Veronica Porter of F.H. Collins Secondary School tied for first place when they each finished the three circuits of the track in a time of 15 minutes and 18 seconds.

In the U-15 boys class, Nathan Belanger of Porter Creek Secondary School finished first in a time of 15:03, or just five seconds ahead of second-place Cole Germain of F.H. Collins.

Jonah McConnell of Whitehorse Elementary School won the three-lap, U-13 boys race in a time of 16:43 while school mate Jan Zumer-Brewis was second with a time of 18:03.

Micah McConnell of Whitehorse Elementary, the only competitor in the three lap, U-11 boys class, finished in 18:46.

Liam Kelsey of F.H. Collins won the two-lap, U-15 race with a time of 12:08 and Tristan Cruickshank of Porter Creek Secondary was second in 16:49.

Orlina Menard of École Émilie-Tremblay was the only competitor in the two-lap, U-15 girls class, and she finished in 14:31 while Jordan Minifie of Whitehorse Elementary was the only competitor in the U-13 class, and she finished in 11:57.

In the two-lap, U-15 boys race, it was between three students from Whitehorse Elementary. Johna Irving-Staley finished first in 11:56, followed by Owen Hogen with a time of 12:50 and Taiga Buurman was third in 13:29.

Eight-year-old Mavic Mackinnon was the lone competitor in the one lap, U-11 category, and he finished with a time of 7:18.

Nine-year-old Tommy McConnell was the only competitor in the one lap, Paralympic class, and he finished in 13:56.

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