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UVM Invitational Classic Team Sprints, Mixed Relay

ECSC racers during the 4 x 5 k mixed relay at the UVM Invitational last Sunday, Feb. 4, at the Sleepy Hollow Inn, Ski, and Bike Center in Huntington, Vermont. (Courtesy photo)

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The 2018 Eastern Collegiate Ski Conference (ECSC) nordic action continued last weekend, Feb. 3-4, with the UVM Invitational, hosted by the University of Vermont Club Nordic team at Sleepy Hollow Inn, Ski, and Bike Center in Huntington, Vermont.

The races began Saturday afternoon with a classic team sprint. Conditions were cold and perfect for hard wax with some new snow that had fallen Thursday evening. The women’s race went off first with the Clarkson 1 team of Ana Witkowski, Raili Utiger and Bridget Wrangler taking a commanding win over of over a minute. Castleton 1 (Emily Cromine, Adi Toof and Megan Greene) and UVM 1 (Allie Skahen, Rachel Slimovitch and Sophia Weiss) battled for the next two podium positions with Castleton edging out UVM by six seconds at the line.

The men’s classic sprint was second with some very exciting racing at the front of the pack.  The Clarkson 1 (Tim Dunn, Mike Giraldi and Charlie Maitland) and UVM 1 (Owen Molind, Lukas Adamowicz and Thomas Clayton) teams traded leads for much of the race coming down to the final exchange where they were neck and neck. UVM prevailed winning the battle by 10 seconds.  Clarkson 2 (Peter Mallery, Austin Gillespie and Brian Chrzan) rounded out the podium for the day.

Day 2 of the carnival brought a race back from two years ago the mixed gender, mixed technique 4x5km relay, a true test of the most complete team. Clarkson 1 (Ana Witkowski, Charlie Maitland, Bridget Wrangler, and Mike Giraldi)  came away with a big victory beating UVM 1 (Rachel Slimovitch, Thomas Clayton, Allie Skahen, and Lukas Adamowicz) by 1 minute and 40 seconds.  Castleton 1 (Emily Cromine, Devin Perry, Megan Greene, and Dave Harvey) completed the podium.

The USCSA skiers are looking forward to races next weekend at the UMF Nordic Carnival at Carters XC Center in Bethel, ME!

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Clarkson Invitational Skiathlons at Mt. Van Ho

On Saturday, Jan. 27, Clarkson University hosted its ECSC Invitational, with men’s and women’s skiathlon at Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, N.Y.

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The 2018 Eastern Collegiate Ski Conference (ECSC) nordic action continued last weekend with the Clarkson Invitational, hosted by Clarkson University at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Nordic Center in Lake Placid, NY.

The weekend of racing began Saturday afternoon with 15-kilometer skiathlons in tricky conditions. The weather alternated between sunny and warm to cloudy and light snow. The men were first, with Andrew Siegel of the University of Vermont taking the win in a sprint finish over Charlie Maitland of Clarkson University. Devin Perry of Castleton finished in third place also in a sprint finish with Lucas Adamowicz of Vermont. Clarkson then packed three skiers before UVM’s third, narrowly edging them out for the team title, 15 to 16, with Castleton (50), McGill (54), Cornell (64), Sterling (110), and Army (158) following.

The women’s race started in a hailstorm, but luckily for all competitors it had stopped by the bottom of the first downhill. After a close split at the end of the classic leg, Ana Witkowski of Clarkson University pulled ahead of Isabel Sharp of Cornell to finish 53 seconds ahead of the field. Sharp held off Allie Skahen of the University of Vermont to finish in second place. Clarkson placed 3 skiers in the top 7 (Bridget Wangler, fourth; Raili Utiger, seventh) to take the win (12) over UVM (17) on the day, followed by Castleton (27), Cornell (28), McGill (62), Hamilton (70), and Army (82).

Unfortunately the relays which were planned for Sunday were cancelled due to unforgiving conditions, despite the valiant efforts of the Mt. Van Hoevenberg volunteer trail and maintenance crews. The abnormally warm weather, in conjunction with rain, resulted in snowmelt and the trails were unsuitable for the freestyle sprint relays. However, the USCSA racers are eagerly anticipating the races to come this weekend at Sleepy Hollow Inn, Ski and Bike Center in Huntington, Vermont for the UVM Invitational.

Skiathlon results: Women | Men

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2018 ECSC Nordic Season Opens at Castleton Invitational

Castleton’s Devin Perry (#4) gets ready to start the 7K Classic Sunday, Jan. 21, at the Castleton Invitational, with Cornell’s Josh Sayre (#5), Quentin Stoyel (#6) of McGill, and Caleb O’Connor-Genereaux (#9) of Sterling waiting behind him. (Courtesy photo)

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CHITTENDEN, Vt. – The 2018 Eastern Collegiate Ski Conference (ECSC) Nordic season opened this past weekend with the Castleton Invitational, hosted by Castleton University at the Mountain Top Nordic Center.

The competition began Saturday afternoon with the freestyle event, covering nine kilometers. The men were first, with Charlie Maitland of Clarkson taking the individual title with a time of 26:05, 40 seconds ahead of Andrew Siegel of Vermont. Mike Giraldi of Clarkson finished in third place with a time of 28:42, helping the Golden Knights finish first in the team standings with nine points, ahead of Vermont (13), Dartmouth (33), McGill (43), Castleton (46), Cornell (60), and Sterling (71).

On the women’s side, Ana Witkowski of Clarkson came out on top of a competitive race with a time of 32:10, just ahead of Cornell’s Isabel Sharp in 32:21 and Bridget Wangler of Clarkson in 32:31. As a team, Clarkson finished in first place with 11 points, followed by Vermont (18), Cornell (27), Castleton (33), McGill (60), Middlebury (63), and Sterling (79).

Sunday morning, the competitors returned to Mountain Top for the seven-kilometer Classic event. This time the women led off, with Sharp earning a convincing 59-second victory in 23:48, ahead of Witkowski in 24:47 and Allie Skahen of Vermont in 25:22. Clarkson won the team competition with 13 points, with Vermont in second place with 20 points ahead of Castleton (29), Cornell (30), McGill (55), and Sterling (72).

The top of the men’s individual standings also flip-flopped, with Siegel coming out on top in 19:17 ahead of Maitland in 19:22, the only two skiers to break 20 minutes in the event. Thomas Clayton of Vermont finished third in 20:33, helping the Catamounts win the team competition for the day with 21 points, ahead of Clarkson (24), McGill (29), Castleton (48), Cornell (57), and Sterling (72).

The host Spartans were led by the same skiers on both days. Devin Perry led the men with an eighth place finish Saturday in 29:28 and a seventh place finishSunday in 21:23. Megan Greene finished in fifth place in the women’s individual standings on both days, posting times of 34:16 in the nine-kilometer freestyle and 25:40 in the seven-kilometer Classic.

The next event in the ECSC Nordic regular season is the Clarkson Invitational, taking place Jan. 27-28 in Lake Placid, N.Y.

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UAA Takes Alaska Nordic Cup Over UAF

The University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves hold the trophy for the Alaska Nordic Cup at Kincaid Park on Sunday afternoon. (Photo: Andrew Kastning)

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The cup is coming back to Anchorage.

The University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves (UAA) used two days of balanced performances to top the University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks (UAF) in the 14th annual Alaska Nordic Cup, an early season contest between Alaska’s two NCAA ski teams. UAA now regains possession of the Alaska Nordic Cup — literally an historic ski that bears scant resemblance to a drinking vessel — for the next year.

The weekend’s racing began on a sunny Saturday morning at Independence Mine in Hatcher Pass, a stunning setting at 3,500′ in the Talkeetna Mountains roughly 60 miles outside of Anchorage. The women raced a 7.5-kilometer classic individual start, covering several short loops wending between the historic mine buildings. The men raced a 10 k classic individual start on the same course.

UAA women dominated the classic race, taking the first five places in a race with 12 collegiate women. First was Hailey Swirbul in 22:45.5, followed by Casey Wright (+41.9) in second and Marte Håkenstad-Bråten (+1:23.6) in third. Hannah Rudd (4th, +1:41) and Sadie Fox (5th, +2:00) also crossed the line before the first UAF skier.

UAF was led by Ann-Cathrin Uhl (+2:09) in sixth, Kati Roivas (+2:13) in seventh, and Anna Darnell (+3:12) in 10th.

Things were much closer in the men’s race, though UAA took the narrow cumulative victory there (based on each team’s top-three skiers) as well.

First on the day was UAA skier Toomas Kollo in 29:03.0. Second overall was Alaska Pacific University (APU) skier Tyler Kornfield (+4.2), whose time did not count toward the total for either NCAA school. (Although the APU ski team is closely affiliated with Alaska Pacific University, the ski team is not affiliated with the NCAA.)

Third through seventh place all finished within 30 seconds of each other: UAF skier Jan Cech in third (+16.5), UAA skier Zacharias Toresson in fourth (+29.3), UAF’s Seiji Takagi in fifth (+38.0), UAA’s Marcus Deuling in sixth (+45.3), and UAF’s Alex Eckert in seventh (+46.9).

A total of 15 women and 19 men raced on Saturday.

Team scores were based on the cumulative time of the top three skiers per gender. Following the classic races UAA had an edge of roughly six minutes over UAF based on combined time. The lion’s share of the advantage came from the women’s race (70:22.0 combined time for UAA women to 75:51.9 for UAF), with an additional 27 seconds coming from the men (88:23.6 to 88:50.4).

Racing continued at Kincaid Park in Anchorage on Sunday morning, under a light but steady snowfall and temperatures hovering around 16° F. Sunday brought a 4 x 5 k skate mixed-gender relay race. It also brought more of the same on the results sheet, with UAA skiing to a slight advantage over UAF in each of its two lead relay teams. The main difference this time was that APU showed up to set the pace.

The fastest relay team on the day was APU 1, which saw Becca Rorabaugh, Rosie Frankowski, and brothers Reese and Logan Hanneman cover roughly 20 k in 61:41.2. The Fairbanks area was not devoid of standout performances on the day; everyone on the winning relay team, save Frankowski, hails from the Golden Heart City. (Frankowski is from Minneapolis, and skied for Northern Michigan University before coming to APU.)

Roughly three minutes behind Logan Hanneman and APU 1, APU 3 (Lydia Blanchet, Taryn Hunt-Smith, Forrest Mahlen, Dawson Knopp) edged out UAA 1 (Håkenstad-Bråten, Swirbul, Tracen Knopp, Kollo) for second overall, finishing 2:59 back to 3:02 for UAA. APU 3 was aided by a Thanksgiving-week loan from the Dartmouth Ski Team, as Anchorage natives Blanchet and Hunt-Smith returned home from Hanover in time to race on Sunday.

UAF 1 (+3:18) was the next scoring college team in fourth, followed by UAA 2 (+4:40) in sixth and UAF 2 (+4:47) in seventh. Additional teams from APU, local club Alaska Winter Stars, and combined UAA–UAF skiers made up the rest of the 12-team relay field.

While APU 1 set the pace for most of the legs, the day’s fastest anchor leg appears to have come from 17-year-old phenom Gus Schumacher, who closed things out for Alaska Winter Stars.

Overall scoring for the Alaska Nordic Cup was based on the combined time of each school’s top three men and women in the classic race, plus each school’s top two teams in the relay race. UAA used a substantial advantage from the women’s classic race, plus smaller but consistent margins in the men’s classic race and both its relay teams, to take the overall victory by more than six minutes, 4:49:49 combined time to 4:56:11 for UAF.

Andrew Kastning, associate coach for Nordic skiing at UAA, was pleased with his team’s performance, while acknowledging some setbacks experienced by UAF. “I think we can feel really good about our season opener,” Kastning wrote in an email to FasterSkier. “UAF was missing a key skier and I know they weren’t 100% healthy so that’s always tough, but the Seawolves skied really well around the challenging Independence Mine trails and our relay teams were able to extend the lead thanks in large part to strong starts from Marte and Casey.”

Kastning continued, “Hailey had a fantastic weekend winning by 41sec in last season’s weaker technique, which she’s been working on a lot, and then establishing a great lead over the UAF relay teams allowing us to be the top NCAA team on both days. Toomas was very strong in the classic and much better this year in skating after coming off compartment surgery in April. Now we head into a big training camp of sleeping eating and skiing over the holiday where we will look to dial in some technique and expand our training base. I don’t want us to get overconfident yet, because the RMISA [Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association] will always be the toughest circuit to race, but this is the start to the season we were looking for.”

UAA’s successful weekend stands in contrast to UAF’s historical success in this skiing rivalry. Coming into the 2017 Alaska Nordic Cup, UAF held a 9–3–1 edge over its Anchorage rival. The record now stands at 9–4–1, advantage UAF.

RMISA racing continues with U.S. Cross Country Championships in early January, again at Kincaid Park.

Results and media: Saturday classic | Sunday relay and totals | Saturday highlight video from UAA

Gavin Kentch

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CCSA Distance Championships Recap

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Bourne captures both days, Schwencke wins day 1 Ketterson takes Day 2

Houghton, MI – The first weekend of February brought Central Collegiate teams to Houghton, Mich., in order to find the CCSA distance champions. The hosting university, Michigan Tech and its grooming crew prepared outstanding trail conditions. Temperatures stayed around 20 degrees with mostly cloudy skies and small snow showers on both days. Men took on an individual start 10 k classic on Saturday and mass start 20 k skate Sunday while the distances for women were 5 and 15 kilometers respectively.

Saturday’s racing kicked off with the men’s 10 k classic. Northern Michigan University (NMU) swept the podium placing Fredrik Schwencke in first with a time of 28:22.0 a 40 second lead on second place Zak Ketterson and third place Sam Elfstrom. Finishing just outside the podium was Tech’s Tom Bye with Scholastica’s Reitler Hodgert following in fifth, trailing only 1.1 second behind Bye. The top finishers from University of Wisconsin Green Bay and College of St. Olaf were Kyle Marshall (12th) and Mitchel Miller (24th) respectively.

The fastest time for the women’s 5 k classic, 17:03.0, was set by Kristen Bourne from NMU, outskiing her teammate Nicole Schneider (2nd) by only 0.5 seconds and Vivian Hett (3rd) by 14.7.

“It was great to see Kristen making the jump back to the top of the podium,” NMU Head Coach Sten Fjeldheim said. “Kristen came down with mono the very first week of the semester this fall so she had to take many weeks off and then we laid out a plan to come back slowly, this took some discipline and patients on her part and the road back from mono isn’t easy to do but she stuck with our plan and it worked.”

Also to squeeze into top 10 was MTU’s Carolyn Lucca (8th) and Sonja Hedblom (9th) as well as Bree Mucha (10th) skiing for Green Bay. Scholastica’s top woman was Alison Ternes (13th), Maria Hauer from St. Cloud finished 16th and leading woman for St. Olaf was Bri Paulsen placing 19th.

“Our women skated well with a couple of top 20 performances from Bri Paulsen and Shelby Arendt.  The men continue to improve,” said St. Olaf Head Coach Kevin Brochman.

Sunday began with the women’s 15 k mass start with Bourne outsprinting Schneider in another tight finish with the time of 47:06.2 for first and 47:06.4 for second. Both of Tech’s athletes Lucca (8th) and Hedblom (9th) placed the same as the previous day and Kelsey Dickinson representing CSS rounded off the top ten in 10th place.  Sadie Peterson (12th) took the top spot for Green Bay’s women, Bri Paulsen (18th) for St. Olaf and Anna Lindell (27th) for St. Cloud.

“Sadie Peterson continues to ski strong and improve week to week during her first year in the CCSA,” noted Green Bay head coach Steven Teclaw.

Ketterson representing the Wildcats took the first collegiate spot for the men’s 20k skate. Ketterson was closely followed by Tech’s Gaspard Cuenot (2nd) and Ketterson’s NMU teammate Schwencke (3rd). Bye, skiing for the Huskies, was just 4.2 seconds short of the podium finish. Marshall (6th) from Green Bay recorded another top 10 performance as well as Hodgert (7th) representing Scholastica. The St. Olaf men were led by Tyler Radtke crossing the finish line in 24th.

“We had a great time racing in Houghton, trail conditions were outstanding and the race crew is the best,” Maria Stuber, head coach of Saint Scholastica, said. “The CSS team had some performances that we are really proud of and we are feeling better each week and looking forward to a new course in Rhinelander next weekend.”

In the women’s team point standings, Northern Michigan captured 138 points, Michigan Tech 114, Saint Scholastica 97, Green Bay 91, St. Olaf 64 and St. Cloud 54.

On the men’s side, NMU finished with 135 points, MTU scored 119, CSS 100, UWGB 90 and St. Olaf captured 66 points.

Joe Haggenmiller commented on Michigan Tech’s performance: “Tom Bye was pretty strong this weekend. Overall, I thought we competed pretty well.  NMU beat us pretty handily, you have to give them credit. We will take another shot at things next weekend.”

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Flanders, Soderman Win Skate Races at CCSA Champs; St. Scholastica Takes Team Titles

Michigan Tech’s Alice Flanders and Northern Michigan University’s Erik Soderman won the individual start freestyle race at the CCSA Distance Championships on Saturday, February 14th at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis. Cold temperatures delayed the start by an hour until the air warmed to -4 degrees Fahrenheit, the minimum temperature allowed for competitions.

Flanders proved that she remains the woman to beat in freestyle at Wirth Park, winning the 10 kilometer event with a time of 13:53.2. Flanders, a senior at Michigan Tech grew up in Crystal, Minnesota skiing the trails at Wirth Park.

“No doubt about it, she feels good skating on that course when it’s compact, straight man-made snow,” said Michigan Tech Head Coach Joe Haggenmiller. “This one’s kind of in our wheelhouse.”

Taking second place, 11.1 seconds behind the pace of Flanders was Northern Michigan’s Jordyn Ross. In third place was St. Scholastica’s Sharmila Ahmed, taking her first individual podium in the CCSA this season with a sharp performance at Wirth.

“She had a rough day in the classic – athletes have those,” said St. Scholastica Head Coach Chad Salmela. “She bounced back from that great, I was really impressed with her focus.” Salmela added, “A podium is always nice, especially at a championship.”

In fourth was Marit Sonnesyn of Gustavus, enjoying another great day of racing at Wirth. “It was her fourth straight race in the top 5 at NCAA qualifiers,” said Gustavus Head Coach Jed Friedrich. “I thought she’d be a little tired from yesterday from putting in a big effort in the chase group, so to see her get this kind of a result today, and be so close to being on the podium was really good to see.”

5th was Felicia Gesior of NMU, and in 6th was St. Scholastica’s Anita Kirvesniemi. Known as something of a classic specialist, the result marks Kirvesniemi’s second top ten freestyle performance in the CCSA this season.

7th place went to Michigan Tech’s Deedra Irwin, who recently returned to the Huskies from the U23 World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

“I was happy with how both Deedra [Irwin] and Tom [Bye] skied given their travel schedule,” said Haggenmiller. “They both flew back from Kazakhstan on Monday. I thought they needed some racing this weekend but not necessarily both races, so we looked at Saturday’s race as being a little less taxing.”

NMU’s Sophie Schimpl took 8th, while Alaska Fairbanks Anne-Tine Markset and Nicole Bathe took 9th and 10th respectively. “It’s good to see some consistency from Anne-Tine,” said Alaska Fairbanks Interim Head Coach Christina Turman. “Even when she’s not feeling great she can still hold her own.”

11th went to Allison Ternes of CSS, 12th was Vera Gruber of NMU, and in 13th was UAF’s Ann-Catherine Uhl. 14th went to Rebekka Schueder of NMU, and 15th was Elizabeth Peterson of CSS.

“I think we had a really good weekend, especially on the women’s side,” said Northern Michigan Head Coach Sten Fjeldheim. “I saw quite a few of our young freshmen perform better then they have, like Gruber and Rebekka Schueder. Jordyn [Ross] also had a solid weekend and Felicia [Gesior] had a win and was fourth today, so that was real solid…A really positive weekend for the ladies.”

St. Cloud State University Head Coach Jeremy Frost was happy with Maria Hauers race, as she skied to 21st in the CCSA. “It was a cold day and you could tell some of the competitors were really bothered by it,” said Frost. “I felt Maria did a good job of not letting the cold, wind, and delayed start time disrupt her game plan and she was able to put in a quality race effort in less than ideal conditions.”

Fjeldheim was impressed with the depth of the women’s field, saying, “all the athletes showed a lot of class racing in the cold temperatures. It was good solid competition for our women. I think the whole region here—with Alice [Flanders] and Sharmila [Ahmed]—I think our whole region here is becoming a lot more competitive, especially on the women’s side. So that’s a good sign. The whole CCSA looked strong today.”

Erik Soderman of NMU took his first win in the CCSA on Saturday, winning with a time of 19:27.2. His teammate Fredrik Schwencke was second, 2.3 seconds behind the pace of Soderman.

Fjeldheim said that it was a close race between the NMU teammates. “Erik and Freddy, they were getting splits back and forth. They were never more then 4-5 seconds apart the whole race.”

“I think Fredrik is getting more and more confident in his skating,” said Fjeldheim of Soderman’s improved skating technique.

Paul Schommer made the podium once again, his third of the CCSA Championships. “Paul had a rough day in [Friday’s] classic race,” said Salmela. “He’s been focusing on biathlon so he’s been up and down in classic races this year, but he bounced back on Saturday nicely, which is good for confidence. I think he can be every bit as good at NCAA Regionals.”

Fourth was Adam Martin of NMU, and 5th was St. Olaf’s Jake Brown. 6th was Thomas Bye of MTU, recently returned from the Junior World Championships, and St. Scholastica’s Reitler Hodgert took 7th.

Jonas Loeffler of UAF was 8th, and in another breakout performance for the NMU sophomore from the Czech Republic, Kristof Kopal took 9th.

“Kristof Kopal has made a huge step in the right direction,” said Fjeldheim. “He’s come so far from last year. I’m really satisfied with the men’s team this weekend.”

The St. Scholastica men’s and women’s team won the CCSA Championships, a four event series held over the past two weekends at Spirit Mountain Nordic Center in Duluth, Minnesota and Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis.

“Winning both men’s and women’s CCSA Championships is a huge step forward for our ski program,” said a thrilled Salmela.  “We had a spectacular day again as a team.”

Salmela had been concerned about the losing the Saints advantage to Michigan Tech, who were bolstered by the return of Deedra Irwin from the U23 World Championships. “I didn’t know if we’d hold our own today with them at full power,” said Salmela, “but our ladies stepped up big. To finish the Championship by edging Tech by a point was kind of an icing on the cake…a sign that we earned this title.”

Salmela was equally pleased with his men’s team, saying, “I really was impressed with our men today, they haven’t raced this well as a team all year, and I think our guys just rose to the occasion on a day that they had to perform to make history. I get goose bumps thinking about it…The whole team, scorers and non-scorers, all made me so proud today. Doing what we did today just makes the title we won so much sweeter because it was a championship performance by our guys. No doubt about it.”

Results: Men | Women

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Rusinov, Raikova Win First Biathlon Races at World University Games

By Evan Girard

Paulina Fialkova, skied and shot to third in the World University games in front of a home crowd.

Paulina Fialkova, skied and shot to third place at the World University Games’ biathlon 15 k in front of a home crowd.

OSRBLIE, Slovakia — The 27th Winter University Games officially began on Saturday, welcoming the top university athletes from around the world to compete in five biathlon events; individual, sprint, pusuit, mixed relay, and mass start. Osrblie, Slovakia will be home for the biathletes for the 10 days of the games. Sunday began the competition with the individual race format, men racing 20k and women racing 15k.

Despite having no natural snow, staff at Osrblie made enough snow to cover the 4 k men’s loop, though above zero temperatures made skiing on the artificial snow very difficult.

The men were the first to race in front of the ecstatic crowd, skiing the 4 k course five times and entering the range four times to shoot between each loop. Racers alternated shooting in the prone and standing positions, and incurred a minute penalty to their time for each missed shot – a format unique to the individual race.

Dmytro Rusinov of Ukraine proved to be the best man of the day. Rusinov was only second racer of the day to complete his race and he would remain in the top position, as the remaining 52 racers came in behind him. Collecting only one miss during the day and completing his race in 49:52.8, he collected Ukraine’s first medal of the games.

Russia proved to have a strong team, claiming the next three finishing positions and the top three isolated ski times. Vadim Filimonov claimed the silver medal with two shooting errors, 22.6 seconds back. Bronze went to Yuri Shopin, who finished 1:25.2 behind with three misses. Oleg Kolodiichuk skied to fourth place, only making one mistake finishing 1:29.5 behind Rusinov.

Vincent Mathieu of France took fifth position, 1:32.9 behind and Maksim Ramanouski of Belarus, who shot a perfect twenty-for-twenty to claim the sixth position.

Among 54 men in the field, two Canadians Evan Girard of the University of Saskatchewan and Sasha Eccleston of the University of Alberta Augustana Campus completed the 20k individual.

Girard, top Canadian of the day, made six errors, shooting to finish 14:58.0 off the pace in 46th position. Eccleston took 52nd after missing 10 shots and finishing 20:58.8 back.

The 47 women saw even more challenging ski conditions in their 15 k individual, having followed the men’s race.

Kazakhstan claimed their first gold of the games on the opening day of competition with Alina Raikova only making one shooting mistake and narrowly claiming the winning time of 47:29.4 over Russia’s Ekaterina Avvakumova.

Avvakumova shot perfectly, hitting each of her twenty targets, but missed the top step of the podium by just 9.0 seconds.

“I’m satisfied with the results of a race. I haven’t hoped of so good results before start of the competition. At first race I obtained golden medal, and that’s why I hope that I will succeed in another races.” Raikova said to the Slovak press following her race.

Racing in her home country, Paulina Fialkova gave the fans what they came for, claiming the bronze medal for Slovakia. Fialkova dominated on the skis, setting the fastest course time by over a minute. Despite four minutes of added time due to missed shooting, she finished 41.7 seconds off the winning time.

56.9 second back, Galina Vishnevskaya of Kazakhstan clawed back into the race with a jump from 17th to fourth. Evgenila Pavlova and Kristina Smirnova, both of Russia finished fifth and sixth, 1:30.5 and 2:47.8 behind respectively.

Keely Macculloch from the University of Alberta Augustana Campus and Jessica Paterson of the University of Alberta represented Canada in the women’s race. Macculloch and Paterson skied nearly identical lap times but Macculloch only made four shooting mistakes to finish 37th, 10:56.8 back. Paterson, who missed five, was 12:25.1 behind in 39th.

Paterson told FasterSkier after her race, “Things went okay for me. It was really tough out there, the corners were so soft and the climbs weren’t much better.”

Men’s Results

Women’s Results

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CU, DU Skiers & Canada’s Seaton In Quarterfinals of Universiade Sprints

Racing continued at World University Games in Trentino, Italy, this weekend with both individual and team sprints.

In Sunday’s team sprint, University of Colorado skier (and NCAA Champion) Rune Malo Ødegård teamed up with Marte Monrad-Hansen to make Norway’s first team, which finished 7th in the final, 17.36 seconds behind the winning Russian team. University of Denver’s Trygve Markset was on Norway II, finishing 5th in their semifinal for 11th overall. Several other European racers from U.S. universities also competed.

The Canadian team of Andrea Lee and Harry Seaton finished 11th in their semifinal for 21st overall. Canada II (Jordan Casgagnette and Camille Pepin) placed 28th; two American teams (Elise Sulser and Taylor Vignaroli, and Kyle Bochanski and Sierra Jech) finished 35th and 36th.

On Saturday, Russia swept all but one podium position in the individual classic sprints. In the women’s race, Oxana Usatova, Olga Tsareva, Olga Repnitsyna, and Viktoria Kuramshina took spots 1-4. The top North American university skier was Eliska Hajkova of the Czech Republic, a Colorado University athlete, who placed 16th; Canada’s Camille Pepin narrowly missed making the heats, ending up 32nd.

In the men’s final, Maxim Kovalev and Pavel Siulatov of Russia swept the top two spots, but Heikki Korpela was able to snag third place and keep the Russians from complete podium dominance. Markset, of the University of Denver, was the top North American racer, placing 21st. Ødegård  and Seaton also made the heats, finishing 26th and 29th. Ødegård  had the 11th-fastest qualification time, but was unable to convert that into a place in the semifinals.

Results for all the skiers from American and Canadian universities below.

Men’s classic sprint

1 KOVALEV Maxim  RUS 3:28.98  
2 SIULATOV Pavel  RUS 3:30.32  
3 KORPELA Heikki  FIN 3:30.37  
21 MARKSET Trygve  NOR 3:31.80 University of Denver
26 OEDEGAARD Rune Malo  NOR 3:30.99 University of Colorado
29 SEATON Harry  CAN 3:35.02 Lakehead University
48 CASCAGNETTE Jordan  CAN 3:41.31 Nipissing University
50 BELLET Noe  FRA 3:42.07 University of Utah
55 BEISEL Peter  CAN 3:45.89 Carleton University
58 HAWKINGS Lee  CAN 3:46.60 Carleton University
61 OLEX Max  GER 3:47.47 University of Alaska Fairbanks
67 D HONT Thomsen  CAN 3:49.54 Nipissing University
70 PURDON Matthias  CAN 3:50.96 Trent University
82 VIGNAROLI Taylor  USA 4:07.65 University of Wyoming
85 BOCHANSKI Kyle  USA 4:09.89 University of Wyoming
89 VIA William  USA 4:29.31 University of Wyoming
92 SOLVANG Sindre  USA 4:59.10 University of Wyoming

 

 

Women’s classic sprint

1 USATOVA Oxana  RUS 3:23.79  
2 TSAREVA Olga  RUS 3:26.16  
3 REPNITSYNA Olga  RUS 3:29.89  
16 HAJKOVA Eliska  CZE 3:38.42 University of Colorado
32 PEPIN Camille  CAN 3:44.21 Laval University
36 BENUM Silje Dahl  NOR 3:44.87 University of Denver
39 NORDSKAR Sylvia Thorson  NOR 3:46.29 University of Denver
41 CAPPEL Makayla  USA 3:47.55 University of Denver
44 PAQUETTE Myriam  CAN 3:48.85 Laval University
51 HEYES Kajsa  CAN 3:50.73 Nipissing University
55 LEE Andrea  CAN 3:51.78 University of New Mexico
56 MURRAY Kendra  CAN 3:52.03 Carleton University
59 DUSSER Marine  FRA 3:53.68 University of Alaska Anchorage
61 JASPERS Kara  CAN 3:56.28 Queen’s University
63 JECH Sierra  USA 3:57.84 University of Wyoming
73 SCHROETER Britta  USA 4:21.47 University of Wyoming
76 JOHNSON Sarah  USA 4:31.44 University of Wyoming

 

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World University Games Kick Off, NCAA Champs Competing

Despite the fact that winter has barely started, World University Games have kicked off in Trentino, Italy, with cross-country, nordic combined, and biathlon competitions among the many disciplines. The Games (also called a Universiade) are open to anyone who is at a university, and the U.S. and Canada both sent teams, and several international students on North American college teams also participated (results summarized at the bottom).

First up was cross country skiing, with 5 + 5 k and 7.5 + 7.5 k skiathlons on Thursday. In the women’s race, Kazakhstan took not only the win but three of the top five places. Tatyana Ossipa, who started off the season on the World Cup placing in the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, won in 29:34. It was a group finish where she edged out Kateryna Grygorenko of Ukraine by 1 second and Marjaana Pitkaenen of Finland by 0.4 more.

In the men’s 15 k race, Raul Shakirzianov of Russia sprinted to the win in 38:42. Mark Starostin of Kazakhstan won a photo finish against Pavel Siulatov of Russia for second, +0.6 each; Akira Lenting of Japan, who trains in Falun, Sweden, was fourth in +1.1. University of Colorado skier Rune Malo Oedegaard, originally from Norway and last year’s NCAA champion, was just off the pace, finishing 12th in +27.4.

Held on Friday, the women’s 15 k for biathlon may have been one of the most prestigious races. 2010 Olympian Natalia Prekopova of Slovakia finished in 47:28.9, followed by many-time World Cup top ten finisher Weronika Nowakowska-Ziemniak of Poland, +14.6, and Jitka Landova of the Czech Republic, +21.3. World Championships bronze medalist Monika Hojnisz of Poland placed fifth.

In the men’s 20 k individual, Sergei Kliachin of Russia raced to a big win in 51:56.7. Teammate Alexander Mingalev finished second, +1:31.3, and Serbian World Cup regular Milanko Petrovic third +1:39.4.

Six more days of cross country ski competitions and four more days of biathlon competitions are still on the schedule.

 

Women’s 10 k skiathlon

1. Tatyana Ossipova, KAZ 29:34.7

2. Kateryna Grygorenko, Ukraine +1.0

3. Marjaana Pirkaenen, Finland +1.4

22. Eliska Hajkova, Czech Republic +1:04.8 (CU Boulder, NCAA champion 2011 in 15 k classic)

32. Sylvia Thorson Nordskar, Norway +2:04.8 (University of Denver)

39. Marine Dusser, France +2:17.0 (formerly University of Alaska Anchorage)

40. Silje Dahl Benum, Norway +2:19.7 (University of Denver)

48. Noe Bellet, FRA +3:52.1 (University of Utah)

49. Andrea Lee, Canada +3:17.4 (Universtity of New Mexico)

50. Makayla Cappel, USA +3:19.3 (University of Denver)

52. Kendra Murray, CAN + 3:38.0 (Carleton University)

53. Myriam Paquette, CAN + 3:44.3 (Laval University)

56. Camille Pepin, CAN + 4:14.7 (Laval University)

60. Elise Sulser, USA +4:37.1 (University of Wyoming)

63. Sierra Jech, USA + 6:05.8 (University of Wyoming)

68. Bridgette Weiner, USA +9:56.0 (University of Wyoming)

71. Britta Schroeter, USA +11:44.1 (University of Wyoming)

 

Men’s 15 k skiathlon

1. Raul Shakirzianov, RUS 38:42.1

2. Mark Starostin, KAZ +0.6

3. Pavel Siulatov, RUS +0.6

12. Rune Malo Oedegaard, NOR +27.4 (University of Colorado Boulder, 2013 NCAA champion in 10 k classic)

25. Lukas Ebner, GER +1:28.8 (University of Alaska Anchorage)

35. Trygve Markset, NOR  +2:09.8 (University of Denver)

57. Jordan Cascagnette, CAN + 4:25.8 (Nipissing University)

59. Harry Seaton, CAN +4:31.5 (Lakehead University)

67. Matthias Purdon, CAN + 5:05.5 (Trent University)

68. Peter Beisel, CAN +5:18.7 (Carleton University)

70. Max Olex, GER +6:00.0 (University of Alaska Fairbanks)

72. Lee Hawkings, CAN + 6:14.0 (Carleton University)

82. William Via, USA + 12:25.5 (University of Wyoming)

83. Patrick Rodgers, USA +12:58.4 (University of Wyoming)

 

Women’s biathlon 15 k individual

1. Natalia Prekopova, SVK 47:38.9

2. Weronika Nowakowska-Ziemniak, POL +14.6

3. Jitka Landova, CZE +21.3

31. Jennifer Paterson, CAN +10:21.5 (University of Alberta)

32. Keely Macculloch, CAN +10:59.9 (Universitey of Alberta)

35. Jessica Biggs, CAN +16:55 (University of Manitoba)

37. Elizabeth Mawdsley, CAN +17:30 (University of Alberta)

 

Men’s biathlon 20 k individual

1. Sergei Kliachin, RUS 51:56.7

2. Alexander Mingalev, RUS +1:31.3

3. Milanko Petrovic, SRB +1:39.4

39. Guillaume Bertrand, CAN +9:16.8 (University of Quebec)

41. William Poffenroth, CAN + 9:47.1 (Devry Institute of Technology)

49. Ryan Burlingame, CAN +13:35.7 (University of Alberta)

52. David Poffenroth, CAN +15:07.7 (Royal Roads University)

56. Nicholas Lenko, CAN +23:16.0 (University of Alberta)

57. Evan Girard, CAN + 23:33.0 (University of Saskatchewan)

 

Results Portal

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Oedegaard Wins Men’s 10 k Classic at NCAAs

RIPTON, Vt. — Colorado University’s Rune Oedegaard is unofficially a national champion in the first of two races at the 2013 NCAA Nordic Skiing Championships. A junior, Oedegaard won Thursday’s 10-kilometer classic individual start at Rikert Nordic Center in 26:00.2, more than five seconds ahead of runner-up Mats Resaland (UNM).

After Resaland in second (+5.2), Viktor Brännmark of the University of Alaska-Anchorage was third (+28.3). Brännmark is from Sweden and the top two are Norwegian.

Benjamin Lustgarten of Middlebury College was fourth (+32.4) on his home course, and Dartmouth’s Silas Talbot placed fifth (+36.5).

Unofficial results

Women’s 5 k classic individual starts at noon. Watch it live at NCAA.com.

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Tarling and Hart Win EISA 10k Classic

Sam Tarling and Annie Hart had a succesful return to collegiate racing this weekend. The Dartmouth duo followed up podium appearances in Saturday’s skate race with wins in the men’s and women’s 10k classic on the final day of the University of Vermont Carnival.

Tarling bested UVM’s Scott Patterson by 10 seconds. Patterson had won four of five EISA races up until today.

Benjamin Lustgarten (MID) was third, seven seconds behind Patterson.

Hart, who was third on Saturday moved up to the top spot, unseating skate winner Annie Pokorny (MID), who placed second, just under seven seconds back.

Anja Gruber (UVM) was third, 13 seconds down on Hart.

Both Hart and Tarling are racing on the collegiate circuit for the first time this year after reutrning fmor thr World Junior/U23 Championships in Liberec Czech Republic.

Tarling was second behind Patterson yesterday.

Pokorny, another World Junior/U23 returnee had an equally impressive weekend with a first and a second.

In the overall, UVM edged out Dartmouth by a mere eight points, 868 to 860.

Dartmouth won every nordic event, but was not as strong on the alpine side.

Men’s Results

Women’s Results

Team Scores

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With sprints to the finish, Havlick and Glen capture NCAA classic titles

The title for both men’s and women’s races ended in a two-way sprint to the finish line.

In the men’s 20k mass start classic race it was a battle between Utah’s Miles Havlick and Montana State’s  David Norris.  Though Norris had a Montana crowd cheering him around the course, Havlick had enough of a finishing kick in the last 20 meters to steal the line by 1.5 seconds, his total time clocking in at 56: 24.3.  Franz Bernstein of UVM finished third with a time of 56:40.

In the women’s race it was UVM and Dartmouth all the way, the two teams grabbing the entire first six finish places.  The last lap of the race was headed by UVM’s Amy Glen and Dartmouth’s Sophie Caldwell, the pair entering the stadium together and then duking it out down the last 200 meter stretch of stadium double-pole and lunging toward a photo finish.    It was only after extensive review of video that the jury awarded Glen the victory, Caldwell in second place.

Glen’s teammate Lucy Garrec finished third, just 16 seconds back.  In fourth was Dartmouth’s Annie Hart, fifth was Caitlin Patterson of UVM and sixth was Erika Flowers of Dartmouth, who just out-sprinted Utah’s Maria Graefnings.

Full Results

NCAA Race video

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Graefnings and Soderman win NCAA 5/10k skate

Maria Graefnings (University of Utah) and Erik Soderman (Northern Michigan University) won the first race of the NCAA competition held at Bohart Ranch in  Bozeman, Montana.

Graefnings won the 5 k skate by an impressive 20 seconds, clocking 14:05.9.   Caitlin Patterson (University of Vermont) was the second place finisher and  Sophie Caldwell (Dartmouth) finished third.

Soderman also won  by an impressive margin; by finishing with a time of 25:20.2 in the 10k skate he took the race by 25 seconds.  Miles Havlick (University of Utah) finished second with a time of 25:24.2  and Sam Tarling (Dartmouth) finished third with a time of 25:53.6.

Dartmouth topped the team scores with a total of 214 points.  The University of Vermont had the second highest team score with 183.  The University of Utah barely beat Montana State for third place, the Uof U tallying a total of 179 points to MSU’s 176.

WOMEN:

1  GRAEFNINGS, Maria UU 14:05.9

2  PATTERSON, Caitlin UVM 14:25.8

3  CALDWELL, Sophie DAR 14:31.0

4  GARREC, Lucy UVM 14:31.8

5  BRONGA, Jaime UAA 14:40.8

6  REID, Joanne CU 14:48.4

7  FLOWERS, Erika DAR 14:50.9

8  GLEN, Amy UVM 15:02.8

9  HART, Annie DAR 15:08.1 3

10  SODERMAN, Marie-helen NMU 15:10.5

MEN:

1  SODERMAN, Erik NMU 25:20.2

2  HAVLICK, Miles UU 25:45.2

3  TARLING, Sam DAR 25:53.6

4  SCHALLINGER, Michael MSU 25:53.8

5  OEDEGAARD, Rune CU 25:57.6

6  SMITH, Didrik UU 26:03.1

7  NORRIS, David MSU 26:03.9

8  PACKER, Eric DAR 26:09.9

9 MARKSET, Kjell-christian NMU 26:10.9

10  REINKING, Tyler MSU 26:12.3

FULL RESULTS

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Patterson and Johnson Win 10km Free at UVM Carnival

STOWE, Vermont – The second and final day of racing at the UVM Winter Carnival saw freestyle action take to the trails of Trapp Family Lodge today.  Caitlin Patterson (UVM), skiing on her home course and Middlebury College’s Patrick Johnson both earned the wins.

In the women’s race Patterson crossed the line in 28:16.9, eleven seconds quicker than Dartmouth’s Sophie Caldwell, while Erika Flowers (Dartmouth) claimed third in a time of 28:30.9.  UVM’s second and third skiers, Lucy Garrec and Amy Glen skied to fourth and fifth respectively.

In the men’s race Johnson (24:09.7) blazed to a 41.8 second victory over Dartmouth’s strongman, Sam Tarling, who crossed the line in 24:51.5 for the Big Green.  UVM’s Franz Bernstein (25:03.4) and Alex Howe (25:08.5) led the way for the home squad with third and fourth places respectively and Bates College’s Jordan Buetow followed in 25:10.8.

EISA racing continues next week at the Dartmouth Winter Carnival.

Complete Results:

Women’s 10km Freestyle

Men’s 10km Freestyle

 

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Patterson and Packer Win 10km Classic Mass Starts at Bates Carnival

RUMFORD, Maine – The Bates College Carnival continued today on the trails of Black Mountain as the University of Vermont’s Caitlin Patterson bested her teammate Amy Glen by just under six seconds to earn the victory in the women’s 10km classic mass start.  In the men’s race it was Darmouth College’s Eric Packer who opened up a three second margin on the University of Vermont’s Franz Bernstein to capture the win.

Dartmouth's Sophie Caldwell leads the flying V during the 10km classic mass start. Photo: Flying Point Road.

In the women’s race Patterson’s time of 31:43.8 was enough to better her teammate Glen who finished in a time of 31:49.2.  Darmouth’s Sophie Caldwell took the final step on the podium, finishing third in a time of 31:51.6.  Yesterday’s race winner, Lucy Garrec (UVM), came across the line less than a second later in 31:52.3 and her teammate Anja Gruber made it four UVM skiers in the top five with a time of 32:00.8 in fifth place.

Erick Packer (Dartmouth) celebrates the victory. Photo: Flying Point Road.

In the men’s race Middlebury College’s Patrick Johnson continued his impressive season finishing third behind Packer (Dartmouth, 27:25.0) and Bernstein (UVM, 27:28.5) with a time of 27:34.6.  Darmouth’s second and third skiers, Sam Tarling and David Sinclair finished off a superb day for the Big Green earning fourth and fifth places respectively with times of 27:35.2 and 37:36.7.

EISA skiing continues next week as action heads to Jackson, NH for the UNH Carnival.

Complete Results

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CCSA SKIING – NMU on top as Liebner, Freeman win at CCSA Championships Freestyle

Editor’s Note: The results from Saturday’s CCSA freestyle race were not immediately available. The following is a somewhat tardy report on that race, as well as a link to complete results.

February 12, 2011– Northern Michigan sits atop both the men’s and women’s leaderboard after the first day of racing at the CCSA Championships in Ishpeming, Mich. The Wildcats swept the podium in the men’s 10K skate, and put each of their three scoring skiers in the top 8 in the women’s 5K event.

Andy Liebner continued his outstanding 2011 season for the Wildcats with a dominate victory at the Al Quaal Trails on Saturday. The junior crossed the line in 29:24.8 – over a minute and 20 seconds faster than his nearest competitor.

NMU freshman Erik Soderman enjoyed one of the best finishes of his young career, taking second, followed closely by teammate Chris Bowler to round out the Wildcat-heavy podium.

Alaska’s Alex Morris earned fourth place with his 31:11.3, while Michigan Tech’s Mikko Harju secured another top-five finish for himself with a 31:28.3.

Saint Scholastica also enjoyed a fine day at the trails on Saturday, led by the sixth-place finish by Jeremy Hecker. Hecker, who completed his 10K in 31:36.4, was one of the Saints two top-ten finishers on the day: Waylon Manske grabbed tenth with a 32:08.6.

Alaska’s John Parry took seventh with a 31:48.2, followed by Northern’s Martin Banerud (eighth) and Gustavus Jens Brabbit (ninth).

On the women’s side, it was the usual suspects racing for the top spot, with Green Bay’s Carolyn Freeman again showing her ability in the freestyle discipline by earning the victory in 17:23.4. Alaska’s Raphaela Sieber wasn’t far behind, taking second in 17:28.6.

Northern’s Christina Turman rounded out a tightly-contested fight for podium positions, finishing just under four seconds behind Sieber for third place.

Alaska’s Theresia Schnurr continued her push for an NCAA berth with a solid fourth-place finish, crossing the line in 17:44.8. Northern’s Marie Soderman earned 26 points for her team as the Wildcats second scoring skier, taking fifth.

A pair of Michigan Tech skiers earned spots in the top ten, as the Huskies continue to look sharper as the season progresses. Alice Flanders landed sixth-place in the event with her 18:04.7, followed by teammate Lynn Duijndam in seventh in 18:20.5.

Libby Ellis came in as Northern’s third-scoring skier, taking eighth place in 18:24.1. Teammate Monica Markvardsen and St. Olaf’s Paige Schember rounded out the top ten on the women’s side.

Behind a dominant performance on the men’s side, Northern holds a comfortable 15-point advantage over second place Alaska going into the final day of the CCSA Championships. Saint Scholastica sits third, followed by Michigan Tech, Gustavus, Green Bay, St. Olaf’s, and Saint John’s.

On the women’s side, Ellis’ finish gives the Wildcats a four-point advantage over Alaska, who themselves hold just a four-point edge over third-place Michigan Tech. Green Bay sits fourth, followed by St. Olaf’s, St. Cloud State, Saint Scholastica, Gustavus, and College of Saint Benedict.

The CCSA skiers return to action tomorrow for the mass start classic race at the Al Quaal Trails.

CCSA Championships Freestyle Results (PDF)

Source: CCSA

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Havlick and Graefnings Give Utah Freestyle Sweep

Maria Graefnings (UU) bounced back from a sub-par performance in Saturday’s 5km classic, where she placed fifth, to win the 21km freestyle on Sunday. Graefnings bested Eliska Hajkova (CU) by 16 seconds to claim the victory in the combined SuperTour/RMISA race.

Graefnings took the overall win as well, edging Chelsea Holmes for the 2011 Owl Creek Chase title.

The Colorado women took places two through four in the collegiate race, led by Hajkova with Joanne Reid and Alex Turzian following.

Havlick overcame a strong performance by MSU’s Tyler Reinking, taking the win by a mere 3.9 seconds. Reinking was second and teammate Michael Schallinger third.

Havlick capped a successful weekend, adding the victory to a second place in the 10km classic, and finishing fourth in the overall SuperTour event.

The dual wins was not enough to give Utah the overall win for the Denver Invitational. In the four event combined, including the two alpine races, Colorado won by just 10 point over Utah – 879 to 869.

Denver Invitational – 21km Freestyle results

Denver Invitational – Team Standings

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RMISA: Graefnings and Smith Win 10km Free at New Mexico Invitional

Utah’s Maria Graefnings crushed the field in the ladies’ 10km freestyle in a time of 29:27, skiing to a 48 second victory over Alexa Turzian (CU).  Turzian came across the line in 30:15, while her teammate Eliska Hajkova rounded out the top three in a time of 30:17.

In the men’s race it was Didrik Smith (UU) who climbed to the top step of the podium in a time of 25:59.  MSU’s Ryan Scott took second in a time of 26:15, while New Mexico’s Martin Waaler Kaas finished third in 26:22.

In the team standings, Colorado won the ladies’ race with a score of 132, Denver was next with 103 and Utah was right behind in 101.  For the men, it was Utah with 118 points, Montana with 113 and Denver with 102.

2011 UNM Invite Final Results

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A Double Patterson Day as Men’s EISA Race is all UVM and Dartmouth

Scott Patterson (UVM) wasn’t going to be outdone by his sister for a second day in a row – and while he couldn’t top her victory in the women’s race, he could match, skiing to a three second win over Dartmouth’s Sam Tarling in the 10km freestyle event at the UVM Carnival.

Tarling’s teammate Nils Koons finished third another 2.5 seconds back. And while it is hard to imagine topping the combined UVM/Dartmouth performance put on by the women, the men did just that.

Women from the two schools claimed the top five spots and put six in the top ten. The UVM and Dartmouth men however filled the top nine. Middlebury’s Chase Marston finished tenth.

As the race was also an open Eastern Cup competition, several non-collegiate skiers cracked the top ten in the overall results, led by Tim Reynolds and Patrick O’Brien, both of the Craftsbury Green Racing Project, in seventh and eighth respectively, and Russel Currier (MWSC) in ninth. These skiers obviously do not count in the college results.

Results are still unofficial.

Men’s 10km Skate – UVM Carnival (unofficial)

1 350 PATTERSON, Scott UVM 12:43.2 / 1 26:19.5 / 1
2 341 TARLING, Sam DAR 12:54.2 / 2 26:22.4 / 2
3 361 KOONS, Nils DAR 12:58.7 / 3 26:25.0 / 3
4 330 HOWE, Alexander UVM 13:13.9 / 11 26:31.0 / 4
5 344 PACKER, Eric DAR 13:04.0 / 6 26:32.4 / 5
6 360 BERNSTEIN, Franz UVM 13:17.6 / 13 26:52.7 / 6
7 332 LACY, Scott DAR 13:17.6 / 14 27:00.7 / 7
8 308 SINCLAIR, David DAR 13:13.7 / 10 27:10.6 / 8
9 340 HORST, Fritz UVM 13:11.4 / 8 27:13.9 / 9
10 359 MARSTON, Chase MID 13:36.8 / 26 27:20.6 / 10

Men’s 10km Freestyle – UVM Carnival – Unofficial results

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Patterson Repeats at UVM Carnival

Caitlin Patterson (UVM) completed the two-day sweep at her home college carnival at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe Vermont. For the second consecutive day, it was all UVM and Dartmouth in the women’s race.

Patterson won the 5km individual start freestyle in in a time of 14:49.2, exactly three seconds ahead of teammate Lucy Garrec. Yesterday, UVM swept the podium and Dartmouth taking the next two spots.

It was only sightly different today. Garrec, who was third on Friday, was followed by by Dartmouth’s Rossie Brennan and Erika Flowers, while Amy Glen (UVM) was fifth.

These same skiers made up the top-5 yesterday as well.

Results are still unofficial.

Women’s 5km Skate – UVM Carnival (unofficial)

1 71 PATTERSON, Caitlin UVM 14:49.2 / 1
2 61 GARREC, Lucy UVM 14:52.2 / 2
3 55 BRENNAN, Rosie DAR 15:04.9 / 3
4 66 FLOWERS, Erika DAR 15:08.5 / 4
5 38 GLEN, Amy K UVM 15:09.8 / 5
6 34 KULLAS, Natasha UNH 15:18.0 / 6
7 29 LEEDS, Ellery UVM 15:28.3 / 7
8 67 EGAN, Laurel Clare UNH 15:29.0 / 8
9 62 TOFTE, Alena HAR 15:33.1 / 9
10 43 BEAN, Anya UNH 15:36.0 / 10

Complete live results from Bart Timing (unofficial)

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