The loose and dry snow from Lake Ontario’s effect began early Saturday morning to drop 12 inches by 6 am. and continued through most of the day. Camden Nordic’s annual World Famous Osceola Pie Race seemed in jeopardy for the scheduled high school, Bill Koch and U18 / Masters classic races.
However, Osceola Tug Hill XC Ski Center’s Hugh Quinn and Camden Nordic’s Coach Moore worked feverishly to pack the 5k course and put down a semblance of a classic ski track. It helped that the high school Modified and Varsity skiers raced first at 10:30 am to establish the track for the Masters start at 11:15. Yet the snow continued to fall and challenged every racer to find a track and maintain visibility through the flakes.
Eric Seyse (0:20:18) and Audrey Ballander (0:31:27) were the overall men and women Masters winners respectively. Mayfield Nordic’s Madison Relyea (0:25:13) and Antonio Mannion (0:25:45) were the girls and boys U18 winners respectively. Complete results are HERE.