West Yellowstone, MT – Kristina Strandberg (Factory Team) skied away from the field, winning by 50 seconds over last year's SuperTour Sprint Champion Laura Valaas (USST/APUNSC). Polina Ermoshina, skiing for the UNiversity of New Mexico was third .2 seconds behind Valaas. Lindsey Williams (USST/NMU) was another .9 seconds back in 4th.
Conditions were excellent – cold temperatures and a firm track resulted in relatively straightforward waxing. The course was held on a roughly 4+ kilometer loop that included a long challenging climb midway through. The women raced two laps, the men four.
In the men's event, Leif Zimmerman (USST/BSF) held on for a 9 second victory over Team Fischer/Craft's Andrew Johnson. Ben True, taking time off from Dartmouth College, was third, 5 seconds behind Johnson, with Friday's sprint top two of Garrott Kuzzy (CxC) and Mike Sinnott (Factory Team) in fourth and fifth respectively.
Full results can be found here.
Women's Winner Kristina Strandberg (Photo Credit: Swix Sport)
Women's 2nd Place Laura Valaas (Photo Credit: Swix Sport)