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Strong Start For Smith in Nordic Ski Season

Canmore, Alta. | by Matt Hermiz  

Oxenden native posts pair of top-10 finishes at Alberta Cup

A Georgian Bluffs athlete opened the 2017-18 Nordic Ski-Racing season with a strong showing at the Alberta Cup in Canmore.

West Hill Secondary School alumnus and Oxenden native Julian Smith posted a seventh place finish in the senior men's open category of the 10 kilometre individual race Saturday -- completing it in a time of 22 minutes and 53 seconds.

Sunday, Smith turned in a podium finish in the 12.5 kilometre classic individual race -- coming in third in a time of 30 minutes and 52 seconds, just 29 seconds off the pace of champion Andrew Romanov.

Smith is a product of Georgian Bay Nordic and is in his fourth year of training at the Nordic National Team Development Centre in Thunder Bay.

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