Out-of-towners claimed the first four places in the overall results for last weekend’s Methow Valley Pursuit races, but locals Chris “Flash” Clark and Laura McCabe skied well enough to take fifth and seventh places respectively.
Edic David of Whitefish, Montana, was the winner with a combined time of 3 hours, 6 minutes and 11 seconds for the two races.
Clark posted a combined time of 3:07:55 and McCabe, first among all women finishers, finished the two races in 3:09:40. David Ford of Winthrop took ninth place with an overall time of 3:30:50.
Other local finishers in the top 25 were John Spaude, 12th, 3:23:55; Scott Waichler,14th, 3:24:48; Leslie Hall, 16th, 3:27:23; Andrew Nelson, 19th, 3:28:58; Louis Sukovaty, 23rd, 3:36:24; James Kelley, 24th, 3:36:31. A total of 55 skiers competed in the two events, sponsored by Methow Trails.
For complete results, go to methowtrails.org/events/race-results.