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Reid, Hajkova Go 1-2 for CU in NCAA 15 k Mass Start

Winner Joanne Reid (c) and runner-up Eliska Hajkova (r), both of Colorado University-Boulder, celebrate after Saturday’s 15 k freestyle mass start at the 2013 NCAA Skiing Championships at Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, Vt. Marine Dusser of the University of Alaska-Anchorage (l) placed third for the second-straight race at NCAAs.

RIPTON, Vt. — Colorado University senior Joanne Reid put down a commanding performance in Saturday’s 15-kilometer freestyle mass start at the 2013 NCAA Skiing Championships at Rikert Nordic Center to win comfortably by 26.8 seconds and carry the  CU flag across the finish.

Teammate Eliska Hajkova, also a senior, placed second after outsprinting Marine Dusser of the University of Alaska-Anchorage by 0.4 seconds. A former French national team biathlete, Dusser notched her second podium of the two-race championships and finished 27.2 seconds behind Reid’s winning time of 38:17.8 (unofficially).

The men’s 20 k freestyle mass start begins at noon Eastern time.

Unofficial results

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