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Bailey Wins Pursuit to Complete Rollerski Championships Sweep

Sunday, August 11th, 2013
Lowell Bailey (USBA) pushes through the finish of Sunday's 12.5 k pursuit, which he won by more than three minutes at the 2013 North American Biathlon Rollerski Championships in Jericho, Vt.

Lowell Bailey (USBA) pushes through the finish of Sunday’s 12.5 k pursuit, which he won by more than three minutes at the 2013 North American Biathlon Rollerski Championships in Jericho, Vt.

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.

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Bailey Cruises to Sprint Victory at Biathlon Rollerski Championships

Saturday, August 10th, 2013
Lowell Bailey starting strong in Saturday's 10 k sprint at the North American Biathlon Rollerski Championships in Jericho, Vt. Bailey went on to win by a minute and 9 seconds.

Lowell Bailey starting strong in Saturday’s 10 k sprint at the North American Biathlon Rollerski Championships in Jericho, Vt. Bailey went on to win by a minute and 9 seconds.

JERICHO, Vt. — Less pressure was a good thing for Lowell Bailey, who churned out a ripping time of 24:24 in Saturday’s 10-kilometer sprint and missed just one target to win the North American Biathlon Rollerski Championships opener at Ethan Allen Firing Range by more than a minute.

Already qualified for the Sochi Olympics, Bailey, a US Biathlon (USBA) veteran who turned 32 last month, suffered his lone penalty in the prone and proceeded to fly through the range his second time around with clean shooting. He finished 1:09 ahead of USBA teammate Russell Currier (Maine Winter Sports Center), who took second with three misses (2-1). Currier was 10 seconds faster than Biathlon Canada’s Brendan Green, who placed third. Green cleaned the standing and missed one in the prone to make the podium after two back surgeries sidelined him for some 11 months, including last season.

Also prequalified for Sochi, Tim Burke (USBA) was fourth with five penalties (2-3). Jay Hakkinen (USBA) placed fifth with two misses (1-1). The rollerski championships wrap up Sunday with the men’s 12.5 k and women’s 10 k pursuits.

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Bailey, Studebaker Prevail at Day 1 of North American Rollerski Biathlon Champs

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

At the first day of North American Rollerski Biathlon Championships in Jericho, Vermont, U.S. national team members Lowell Bailey and Sara Studebaker skied and shot their way to victory. Despite the event’s name, no Canadians were in attendance.

Studebaker had a single penalty in the two-stage, 7.5 k sprint race. Sisters Tracy Colliander and Lanny Barnes rounded out the podium with one and two penalties, respectively.

Bailey also had just one miss over the two shooting stages in the men’s 10 k competition. Bill Bowler, a member of the national team for the first time this year, finished second, and veteran Jeremy Teela third.

National team member Annelies Cook had this report on the conditions in Jericho: “It was a real scorcher out there and my little engine got way too hot and totally shut down on me. That being said, I was super proud of my teamates! We all did the best that we could do on this day and are looking forward to another day. It was pretty impressive the amount of heat related problems there were out there today… I think a lot of people struggled and maybe tomorrow we will all be a bit better prepared to look at the heat as an obstacle.”

A full writeup will be posted on FasterSkier after Sunday’s races.