Kimberley cross country skier Molly Miller continues her ascent on the global nordic stage.
Sunday, Miller was named to the roster for Cross Country Ski Canada’s Junior B-Tour Team, which will compete at the German National Championships in Oberhof, Germany, and the OPA Continental Cup in Campra, Switzerland.
Miller, 14, continues to rise on the cross-country scene after representing Team B.C. as part of a silver-medal effort in team relay at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George.
After first qualifying for the 2015 Canada Winter Games, Miller expressed her desire to one day go to the Olympics and represent her country on the biggest stage as a part of the national team.
Sunday’s announcement might not be of Olympic-sized proportions, but it certainly a step in the right direction as Miller continues to pursue her bigger aspirations.
The young nordic racer, who has been training at the Kimberley Nordic Club since she was only nine years old, finished her 2015 campaign by collecting two gold medals and two silver medals at the 2015 Ski National Championships.
In early January, Miller qualified for the 2016 B.C. Winter Games (Penticton, Feb. 25 to 28) after her performance at the Teck Kootenay Cup hosted by the Kimberley Nordic Club.
The Selkirk Secondary School student won’t be alone when she travels to Europe later this month as Cross Country Ski Canada is sending 10 athletes overseas as a part of the Junior B-Tour Team.
Joining Miller will be Mia Serratore (National Development Centre – Thunder Bay, Ont.), Anna Goodwin (Hollyburn Cross Country Ski Club – West Vancouver), Laura Leclair (Chelsea Nordiq – Chelsea, Que.), Claire Grall-Johnson (Nakkertok Nordic – Ottawa-Gatineau), Etienne Hebert (Monteriski Ski Club – Sainte-Julie, Que.), Samuel Greer (National Development Centre – Thunder Bay), Gareth Williams (Telemark Nordic Club – West Kelowna), Julian Smith (National Development Centre – Thunder Bay) and Eric Byram (Canmore – Winsport).
The German National Championship, set for Jan. 29 to 31, will be hosted in Oberhof, approximately 215 km north east of Frankfurt.
The OPA Continental Cup, Feb. 5 to 7, will take place in Campra, Switzerland, located approximately 85 km north of Lugano.