TRISTAN WALKER LEADS YOUNG CANUCKS TO FOURTH-PLACE RESULT AT JUNIOR WORLD CUPALTENBERG, GER—Tristan Walker led a group of Canadas next generation of luge athletes in the second Junior Luge World Cup of the season in Altenberg, Germany on Saturday.
The 16-year-old Calgarian, who claimed a silver medal in last weekends season opener, settled for fourth spot in the youth A mens division with a two-run time o f1:27.113. Germanys Julian Von Schleinitz was first at 1:26.729.
Canada placed two sleds in the top-15 in the womens junior races. Arianne Jones grabbed 10th spot with a combined time of 1:28.443, while Denae Delcourt stopped the clock at 1:28.985 for 12th spot. Germanys Madeleine Teuber grabbed the gold in front of her hometown crowd with a winning time of 1:26.174.
Canadas junior men continued to find their path to the top of the pack in Germany. Stefan Rath, of Calgary finished in 20th (1:49.684), while David Adair was 34th at 1:53.331.
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