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RUMFORD, Maine — As the sun rose about 1 1/2 hours before the start of the classic sprint qualifiers on Sunday, several coaches and testers skied the course, with four lanes of tracks set throughout the 1.4 and 1.6 k loops.¬†On the last day of the 2012 U.S. Cross Country Championships, temperatures hovered around 30 with some windy gusts at 7:30 a.m.

The men’s 1.6 k qualifier starts at 9 a.m., women start at 10 a.m. and heats begin at noon.