Hoff­man, Dig­gins win

Central Otago Mirror - - WHAT’S ON - MAR­JORIE COOK 42km Merino Muster: 21km Snow Rake: 7km Strag­gle Muster:

United States and Korean cross coun­try skiers dom­i­nated Satur­day’s World Lop­pet races at the Snow Farm.

Top lo­cal per­form­ers were Wanaka’s Rachel Knott, third wo­man in the marathon, and Snow Farm sport man­ager Hen­rik Fors­berg, of Swe­den, third in the men’s marathon.

Ben Fal­coner was the first Kiwi man and 10th. Camp­bell Wright was first Kiwi in the 21km, sixth male over­all, and first un­der-16 boy. Keri Bar­nett was the first Kiwi wo­man in the 21km and fifth wo­man over­all.

Male: Noah Hoff­man, US, 1; Simi Hamil­ton, US, 2: Henirk Fors­berg, Swe­den, 3. Fe­male: Jessie Dig­gins, US, 1; Liz Stephen, US, 2: Rachel Knott, Wanaka, 3.

Male: Yong-jin Cho, Korea, 1; Jun-ho Hwang, Korea, 2; Seong-beom Park, Korea, 3. Fe­male: Chan-won Lee, Korea, 1; Hye-ri Ju, Korea, 2; Da-som Han, Korea, 3.

Girls: Hay­ley Adams, Aus­tralia, 1; Olivia Jones, Wanaka, 2; Meg Creagh, Wanaka, 3. Boys: Tommi Sil­ver­ster, Aus­tralia, 1; Lukas Schafer, Wanaka, 2; Ben McNabb, Wanaka, 3.

MAR­JORIE COOK

Bill Roxburgh, of Cromwell, is the new race di­rec­tor for Chal­lenge Wanaka.

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