Lance Karsten of Sointula crosses the finish line in the annual Telefest telemark ski race at Mount Cain Ski Area.

Lance Karsten of Sointula crosses the finish line in the annual Telefest telemark ski race at Mount Cain Ski Area.

Warkentin clan tops Cain telemark meet

Warkentin clan combine for the top spots in the annual Telefest Telemark races at Mt. Cain.

It was all in the family on Mount Cain last week as the Warkentin clan combined for the top spots in the annual Telefest Telemark races on the face.

The event, which included the telemark ski expo, drew a small but dedicated field of skiers in the hybrid, backcountry form of skiing which combines facets of downhill and cross-country skiing.

Dave Warkentin took the top spot in the men’s race, in a time of 45.2 seconds. Tara Warkentin, the youngest women’s competitor, was the first female, in 56.4.

The event followed the annual Cain Cup races. The Mount Cain Alpine Society will wrap up its seasonal triumvirate of races with the Kids Fest slalom and obstacle course races March 23, at the end of spring break.

The popular event includes plenty of fun events for all ages, including snow sculpture and games. For more information and for regular snow condition updates, visit www.mountcain.com.

 

 

 

2013 Telefest Ski Race Results

At Mount Cain Ski Area

 

 

 

Men

Overall top 3

1. Dave Warkentin, 45.2 seconds; 2.  Dave Brown, 46.7; 3. Tyler Field, 47.7.

 

 

 

Age-group results

Under 20: 1. Kellan Warkentin, 51.8.

31-39: 1. Dave Brown, 46.7; 2. Tyler Field, 47.7; 3. Andrew Hain, 1:01.7.

45-49: 1. Shaun McConnell, 52.1; 2. Steve Popple, 52.6; 3. Robin Slieker, 55.7.

51-59: 1. Dave Warkentin, 45.2; 2. Dave Mitchell, 54.7; 3. Lance Karsten, 55.2; 4. Bob Romanow, 57.3.

Over 60: 1. Peter Curtis, 1:02.0.

 

 

 

Women

Overall top 3

1. Tara Warkentin, 56.4; 2. Jen Lash, 1:02.8; 3. Wendy Romanow, 1:03.1.

 

 

 

Age-group results

Under 20: Tara Warkentin, 56.4.

20-29: Megan Adams, 1:03.8.

40-49: 1. Jen Lash, 1:02.8; 2. Suzanne Field, 1:06.3; 3. Janet Rygnestad, 1:09.6.

50-59: 1. Wendy Romanow, 1:03.1; 2. Laurie Mitchell, 1:05.0.