Liotta and Hanneman top U.S. finishers in Scandinavian Cup classic races

January 30, 2010

Today was the second of three races in the the Puijo, Finland Scandinavian Cup.

Annie Liotta, in 15th place,  was the first U.S. finisher in the Women’s 5 km classic race.  Also in the top-30 was Kinsey Loan, in 25th place.  Stina Nilsson, of Sweden, was the race winner and her teammate Settlin Evelina placed second.  Norway’s Landheim Hilde Losgaard was third.

Other U.S. Results:  Katie Gill, 31st; Kate Backstrum, 36th; Isabel Caldwell, 39th; Jessica Jortberg, 40th.

In the men’s 10km race Logan Hanneman was the top U.S. racer, in 23rd place.  Austin Cobb also finished in the top-30 with a 24th result.

Sami Lähdemäki of Finland won the race, with Norwegian teammates Skar Sindre Bjørnestad and Martin Nyenget in second and third, respectively.

Other U.S. results: David Sinclair, 31st; MichaelVigers, 35th, Will Wicherski, 36th.

Tomorrow’s races: 3x3km and 3x5km relays.

Women’s 5km

Men’s 10km Cl

Results page for all races

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