Julien Locke wins second-career NorAm event

Locke finished first at the Eastern Canadian Championships on Friday.

Nelson cross-country skier Julien Locke won the Eastern Canadian Championships on Friday.

Nelson’s Julien Locke earned a timely victory ahead of the upcoming under-23 cross country world championships.

Locke, who competes for Rossland’s Black Jack Ski Team, finished first at the Eastern Canadian Championships on Friday near Ottawa.

Locke won the 1.5-kilometre sprint in three minutes, 12.40 seconds after qualifying fifth.

He’ll compete in the U23 world championships in Rasnov, Romania, which runs Feb. 22-28.

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