Local teen scores second in rough race

Peninsula downhill mountain bike riders race this weekend

In the longest hardest run of the Island Cup series, North Saanich teen Dillon Morrison missed first place by only three seconds.

The North Saanich middle school student finished second in the Port Alberni downhill mountain biking race on May 5.

After two practice runs and a crash, the Marty’s Mountain Cycle team member still managed to ace the field and finish the race with no accidents and a time of four minutes, 56 seconds in the men’s beginner division.

Fellow North Saanich rider Myles Harper finished fourth in five minutes, 20 seconds, while Theron Markle finished ninth and Jack Tanton took 15th.

Kael Markle failed to finish due to mechanical issues.

Former Peninsula resident Dean Tennant, now of Victoria, took the men’s expert division and set a course record with three minutes, 54 seconds.

The next race is this weekend in Duncan.

 

Related story:

Mountain bike win blazes career path for Dillon Morrison

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