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.