Friday, March 9, 2012

Freestyle Mass results in from Soldier Hollow

The 2012 U.S. Junior National Nordic Ski Championships are in full swing at Soldier Hollow, Utah.

The second races for the events took place on Wednesday, March 7 with the Freestyle Mass races wrapping up.

The freestyle race consisted of 5k, 10k and 15k lengths.

The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation is boasting 16 skiers in the weeklong competition for the Intermountain Division Team.

After Wednesday's results, the freestyle standings have the Intermountain Division Team ranked fifth with 208 points.

The SVSEF helped the Intermountain team lead in the J-1 girls with 59 points. The J-2 boys led the way with 75 points.

The Intermountain team placed behind New England, Midwest, Rocky Mountain and Alaska.

Overall, Intermountain is ranked fifth with 338 total points behind New England (811), Rocky Mountain (496), Midwest (494) and Alaska (377).

Top results for Sun Valley for Wednesday's event:

J2 boys. Nate Thomas had a time of 13:07.5 in the 5-kilometer race with 77.09 points.

J2 girls. Annika Landis had a time of 15:23.7 in the 5k race and finished with 188.28 points.

J1 boys. In the 10k race, Cole Morgan had a time of 26:39.7; Wilt Ketchum, 28:15.7; Zach Lindhal, 28:28.2.

J1 girls. Sloan Storey had a time of 29:26.9 in the 10k race; Jesse Knori, 30:17.7; Margaret Pope, 30:30.9; Maggie Williams, 31:35.3; Maranda Stopal, 32:38.5.

J1 older boys. Kevin Bolger had a time of 42:51.1 in the 15k race; Jack Steele, 46:00.9; Gray Riedinger, 46:39.7.

J2 older girls. Morgan Atkinson had a time of 37:03.1 in the 15k race.

On Friday the schedule calls for interval start classic events, with Saturday's freestyle relays wrapping up the meet.

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