Kikkan Randall, Rebecca Dussault and Laura Valaas work their way through the heats to climb the podium as the nations best sprinters, while Simi Hamilton, Mike Hinckley and Garrot Kuzzy do the same on the men’s side.
Full results from each of the races can be found at the links below: Full Qualifying Senior Men’s Senior Women’s U-23 Men U-23 Women Junior Men Junior Women Full Adaptive Results
Women 1. Randall 2. Dussault 3. Valaas 4. Brooks 5. Compton 6. Reid Men 1. Hamilton 2. Hinckley 3. Kuzzy 4. Kornfield 5. Cook 6. Iversen
Kuzzy Hinckley Kornfield Hamilton Cook Iversen
Women’s A-Final Start List – US Nationals Randall Dussault Brooks Reid Compton Valaas
Rob Whitney was able to capture some of the action during today’s sprint qualifier at the US National Championships.
Simi Hamilton (Middlebury College) edged Garrott Kuzzy (CXC Team Vertical Limit/USST) by half a second, to take the top spot in the men’s sprint qualifier at US Nationals. Mike Sinnott (SVSEF) followed in a third, 5 seconds off the pace. Complete results can be viewed in the video below. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/3x0Smvo4N9A” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]
Kikkan Randall (USST/APU) crushed the competition in the US National Freestyle Sprint Qualifier, posting the fastest time by eight seconds. She was followed by APU teammate Laura Valaas. The top 30 can be viewed in the following video. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/FnearvEBZaQ” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]
At 8 A.M., with two hours to go before the start of the women’s qualifying round of the 2010 National Championships in the freestyle sprint, the temperature at Kincaid Park in Anchorage is four degrees fahrenheit–in the stadium. Barring a pre-race plunge, this should provide enough of a cushion above the -4F cut-off to allow the event to start on time. FasterSkier erroneously reported last night that Kris Freeman would be a favorite for the men’s sprint today; this is false, as he is not entered in today’s event. Here is a short video from the venue: [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/wI6JZMOdCpM” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] To view today’s start lists, click here. FasterSkier will be bringing live coverage throughout the day here, starting with the women’s qualifying round at 10 AM AKST/2PM EST.