Nighbor and Jones win Haywood Canada Cup in Deep River

FasterSkierJanuary 20, 2004

Deep River, ON – National Junior Team members Dave Nighbor and Perianne Jones finished on top of an impressive field of 347 skiers in the Haywood Canada Cup hosted by Silver Fox Nordic of Deep River, Ontario.

On Saturday, Nighbor led from start to finish in the 7.5 km skate event that doubled as the Eastern Canadian Championships. Nighbor, skiing for North Bay Nordic finished 13 seconds in front of Karl Saidla of XC Ottawa in a time of 19:49.1. Stephen Hart, skiing for Kawartha Nordic and Trent University joined David Zylberberg (XC Ottawa) and Ian Murray (North Highlands Nordic, NS) on the cash podium.

Jones (Nakkertok Ski Club) was joined by Megan Mctavish (XC Ottawa), Margret Scallion (Artic Fox, NS), Karla Mika (Highlands Nordic) and Tara Redpath (Prairie Storm, MB) on the cash podium in the Open Women’s 7.5 km skate event.

On Sunday, Nighbor and Jones both repeated their performances. They led from start to finish in Sunday’s mass start 5 and 10 km classic Haywood races hosted by Silver Fox Ski Club in Deep River, Ontario.  Jones and Nighbor are taking a couple of weeks to rest up in Eastern Canada before traveling to Europe to represent Canada at the World Junior Championships in Norway. 

Skiers from Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and Manitoba were treated to Ottawa Valley hospitality under the watchful eye of CBC Sports Saturday. Representatives of 7 university teams from across Ontario also competed in the event on Saturday.

Over 350 skiers from six provinces and eight universities participated in the event that doubled as the Eastern Canadian Championships and University Invitational. Trails were soft after 15 cm of fresh snow fell overnight. 

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Top 10 Open Men (7.5 km skate)
1          Dave Nighbor           19:49.1
2          Karl Saidla               20:02.2
3          Stephen Hart          20:10.1
4          David Zylberberg     20:15.8
5          Ian Murray              20:32.9
6          Jeff Ellis                   20:35.0
7          Robert Bewick        20:42.6
8          Edward McCarthy   20:59.3
9          Skeets Morel           21:01.4
10        Brian Suke               21:09.5

Top 10 Open Women (7.5 km skate)
1          Perianne Jones       23:52.0
2          Megan Mctavish      24:21.9
3           Margret Scallion    24:50.2
4          Karla Mika              25:09.0
5          Tara Redpath           25:29.6
6          Alison Godwin         25:37.4
7          Amanda Wilson     25:38.4
8          Emily Morel             25:55.2
9          Mary Ellen Wood    26:00.9
10        Andrea Dupont        26:11.5

Top Men 10 km Classic

Dave Nighbor 34:13 (North Bay Nordic);
Stephen Hart 35:07 (Kawartha Nordic/Trent University);
Karl Saidla 35:12 (XC Ottawa);
Skeets Morel 35:13 (Georgian Nordic);
Ed McCarthy 35:28 (Nakkertok);
Jeff Sequin 35:37 (North Bay Nordic);
Jeffrey Cameron 35:44 (Big Thunder Nordic);
Phil Shaw 35:47 (Fondeurs/Laurentides); 

Top Women 5 km Classic
Perianne Jones 20:45 (Nakkertok);
Megan Mctavish 21:27 (XC Ottawa);
Karla Mika 21:28 (Highlands Nordic);
Margret Scallion 21:49 (Artic Fox);
Tara Redpath 22:00 (Prairie Storm);
Emily Hayman 22:32 (Big Thunder Nordic);
Kate Brennan 22:40 (Nakkertok);
Colleen Lynch 22:41 (University of Waterloo);
Natasha Kullas 22:50 (Porcupine Ski Runners);
Claire Rennie 22:51 (Banff Ski Runners); 

Source: Cross Country Canada


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