U.S. Cross-Country Ski Championships Craftsbury, Vermont 1.5 k Classic Sprint
Friday at U.S. nationals, the women were up first with the 1.5 k classic sprint. In the qualification round, racing for the U.S. Ski Team (USST) and the Craftsbury Green Racing Project (CGRP), Ida Sargent marked the fastest time in 3:51.30 minutes. Kelsey Phinney (SMS T2) was second fastest in 3:54.04, and Julia Kern (SMS T2/USST D-Team) in third with a time of 3:54.42.
Sargent advanced to the finals by winning the first quarterfinal and semi-final. In the A final, she placed first in 3:43.55 to win the classic sprint national championship. Kern was second in 3:44.31, and Hannah Halvorsen (APU) third in 3:44.33.
Caitlin Patterson (CGRP) was fourth, Kaitlynn Miller (CGRP) fifth, and Hailey Swirbul (APU) sixth.
This post will be updated throughout the day as results come in.
In the men’s qualifier, Ben Saxton (SMS T2) was first placed qualifier with a time of 3:18.58 minutes. Daniel Streinz (NMU) was second with a time of 3:19.00. Andy Newell (SMS T2/Salomon) was third fastest with a time of 3:19.12.
In the men’s A final, Canada’s Julien locke placed first in 3:15.46. Saxton placed second, but was the first American, crossing the line in 3:16.30. Logan Hanneman (APU) was third overall in 3:16.51.
Peter Holmes (SVSEF Gold Team) placed fourth, Canada’s Dominique Moncion-Groulx (Team R.A.D.) was fifth, and Zak Ketterson (NMU) sixth.
(For the U.S. podium determining the national title, Saxton was first, Hanneman second, and Holmes third.)