Mary O’Connell

Americans Lock Out Canadians at Sovereign Lake NorAm/SuperTour

VERNON, B.C. — It might’ve been the first Canadian NorAm of the season, but the Americans made it all about themselves in what also doubled as their second stop on the U.S. SuperTour circuit this past weekend at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre. U.S. skiers kept Canada off the podium in the classic sprints and freestyle intervals starts on Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11, with Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt, of the Alberta World Cup Academy...

Gruber Crowned NCAA Classic Champion; UVM Leads Championships After Two Events

Last season Anja Gruber wasn't on the University of Vermont's NCAA squad, this year she's the 5 k classic national champion. "It’s pretty unbelievable right now — I’m not sure if this actually just happened!" she said. Dartmouth's Mary O'Connell claimed second and Marine Dusser (UAA) took third. UVM leads CU after the first two NCAA Championship events at Middlebury College.

Americans Notch 10th, 12th in Junior Worlds Relays

On the very last day of Junior World Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic, the U.S. women's and men's relays placed 10th and 12th, respectively. A fall in the men's relay tripped up a stellar early scramble by Logan Hanneman, while Ben Saxton and Heather Mooney each skied high-ranking splits for the Americans.

USST Puts National Training Group Through the Paces

Members of the U.S. Ski Team’s National Training Group (NTG) spent last week in Park City, Utah, for a training camp centered on group training and exposure to the resources at the Center of Excellence. Athletes joined interval sessions with the national team on the rollerski track at Soldier Hollow and underwent a series of physiological tests for assessment and feedback on their development. The camp was a new addition over last year’s schedule; the...

Hoenig and Stock Claim Double Gold for New England and CSU in Junior Nationals Sprint

All 2012 Cross Country Junior Nationals coverage is brought to you through the generous support of J1 boys qualifier results Overall sprint results   Stock Knocks off Another National Title As junior skiers grow through the age-class ranks, there are certain names that routinely pop up near the top of results at Junior Nationals. Corey Stock’s (New England/Cambridge Sports Union) is one such name. But she isn’t simply fast; she consistently performs at the very top...

Nilsson Charges Down Homestretch to Take Sprint Victory in Erzurum

ERZURUM, Turkey — Stina Nilsson (SWE) trained all summer for the World Juniors sprint, and on Monday she got what she’d worked for with her victory at the Kandilli Nordic Ski Center. She led a 1-2-4 Swedish team performance in the freestyle sprint, which exceeded ever their coaches’ expectations. Jonna Sundling (SWE) was fourth. Unlike the men’s sprint outcome, which featured a repeat winner, Nilsson came from a 12th-place showing in the classic sprint at...