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RUNNING HARD – Whitehorse cross-country runner Camille Galloway competes in the Canada West Championships at Saskatoon, Sask. in October. Galloway finished 13th in the 8 km event. Photo courtesy of Huskie Athletics/GetMyPhoto.ca

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BIG AIR – Whitehorse skier Étienne Geoffroy-Gagnon hits the big air jump at Mount Sima in November 2019.

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FLYING HIGH – Whitehorse skier Étienne Geoffroy-Gagnon grabs huge air at the Big Air Chur World Cup in Chur, Switzerland on Oct. 21. Photo courtesy of Noah Wallace

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Whitehorse cross-country runner cracks Top-40

By Whitehorse Star on November 23, 2021

Whitehorse cross-country runner cracks Top-40

Camille Galloway of Whitehorse cracked the Top-40 at her first U Sports cross country running championships in Laval, Quebec on Saturday.

According to a UBC Okanagan Heat (UBCO) press release, Galloway finished the eight kilometre course in 39th in 30:45.54.

Galloway is a fifth-year runner for the UBC Okanagon Heat.

“It was really good feeling,” said Galloway on what it meant to her to earn her placing in the final race of her career. “It was just exciting to be running with that much talent out there so I was just happy to be there and to end on a good note was a cherry on top.”

UBCO finished 8th overall at the Championships.

Freestyle skier flies to Top-30 finish

Meanwhile, Étienne Geoffroy-Gagnon of Whitehorse finished 24th in a World Cup freestyle men's slopestyle event and 20th in a big air event in Stubai, Austria on Saturday. Geoffrey-Gagnon scored seven points in slopestyle and 11 points in big air for a total of 18 points, good for a 25th ranking in the freestyle event.

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