High School Sports

Photos: Highlights from the Lynx Loppet ski race

The first of two days of ski racing brought high school teams from across Southcentral to Kincaid Park for the annual Lynx Loppet pursuit race. Skiers on Friday tackled a 5.6-kilometer race using the classic technique, with their finishing times determining the start order for Saturday’s 5.3-kilometer skate pursuit.

For the boys, West High’s Blake Hanley will start the skate pursuit 35.5 seconds ahead of a pack of three Kenai skiers. On the girls side, Service High’s Olivia Soderstrom will start with a nearly 39-second lead over East High’s Rose Conway. Saturday’s races start at 11 a.m. at Kincaid Park.

Loren Holmes

Loren Holmes is a staff photojournalist at the Anchorage Daily News. Contact him at loren@adn.com.