Norway’s Helene Marie Fossesholm Wins World Junior’s 5 k Classic; Laukli 13th, Kramer 22nd

Jason AlbertMarch 2, 2020
Norway’s Helene Marie Fossesholm, pace-perfect, during the women’s 5 k classic at the 2020 Junior World Championships. (Photo: Doug Stephen)

Monday’s World Junior’s 5 k classic in Oberwiesenthal, Germany was won by Norway’s Helene Marie Fossesholm in 13:49.1 minutes. Germany’s Lisa Lohmann placed second (+15.7), and Izabela Marcisz of Poland was third (+28.1). 

Fossesholm was the top qualifier in Saturday’s skate sprint. She finished fifth overall in the sprint. 

Sophia Laukli (Middlebury) was the top North American in 13th (+51.6). She was followed by teammates Kendall Kramer (Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks) in 22nd (+58.4), Sydney Palmer-Leger (SVSEF) 43rd (+1:31.6), and Mara McCollor (Minneapolis Ski Club) 60th (+2:23). 

Sophia Laukli (U.S.) and Jasmine Drolet during the 5 k classic at 2020 Junior Worlds. (Photo: Doug Stephen)

Jasmine Drolet (Black Jack Ski Club) was the top Canadian in 32nd (+1:18.6). Molly Miller (Black Jack Ski Club)  47th (+1:41.5), Benita Peiffer (Whistler Nordic) 49th (+1:48.8), and Liliane Gagnon (Skibec Nordique)50th (+1:50.5). 

Racing continues for the junior women and men on Wednesday with mass start skate races


Kendall Kramer of the U.S., skiing to 22nd overall in the World Junior’s 5 k classic. (Photo: Doug Stephen)

Jason Albert

Jason lives in Bend, Ore., and can often be seen chasing his two boys around town. He’s a self-proclaimed audio geek. That all started back in the early 1990s when he convinced a naive public radio editor he should report a story from Alaska’s, Ruth Gorge. Now, Jason’s common companion is his field-recording gear.

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