January 27th, 2010
After a strong day by the U.S. U-23 team yesterday, the American junior women said that they were feeling the pressure for a strong performance today in the 5k classic.
They responded by putting three of their four competitors in the top-30, led by Caitlin Patterson in 17th. Sophie Caldwell and Annie Hart followed in 24th and 27th.
Krista Lahteenmaki of Finland won the race, followed by Norwegian World Cup skier Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg and Swedish sprint winner Hanna Brodin.
Photos, video, and a complete report to come.