JERICHO, Vt. — US Biathlon A-teamer Lowell Bailey finished the weekend on top, right where he put himself Saturday, winning Sunday’s 12.5-kilometer pursuit by 3 minutes and 10 seconds at the North American Biathlon Rollerski Championships at the Ethan Allen Firing Range.
Bailey started 1:10 ahead of Saturday’s 10 k sprint runner-up, Russell Currier (Maine Winter Sports Center/USBA), to finish with three penalties (0-1-1-1) in 32:10. Currier missed 11 of 20 targets to place ninth nearly six minutes after Bailey.
Biathlon Canada’s Brendan Green rose from third to second in the pursuit, cleaning both standing stages and missing three shots. Tim Burke (USBA) took third (+3:40), one place up from starting fourth despite seven penalties (1-1-3-2).
Already qualified for the first three IBU World Cups, Leif Nordgren (USBA) placed fourth, up from eighth in the sprint. Jay Hakkinen (USBA) held his position in fifth, and Scott Gow (Biathlon Canada) finished sixth. Another Canadian, Nathan Smith took seventh, Jeremy Teela (Vermont National Guard) was eighth, and Scott Perras (Biathlon Canada) was 10th.