Alaskans win 6 medals at US junior ski championships

sports@adn.comMarch 11, 2013 

Anchorage skier Sarah Freistone climbs a hill during the girls 5k freestyle race of the 2013 Marriott Junior National Championships on Monday, March 11, 2013, on the Jim Whisenhant Ski Trails at Birch Hill Recreation Area in Fairbanks. Freistone placed second in the Older Junior (age 19-20) class.

SAM HARREL — Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Two days and four times zones after racing in the NCAA Ski Championships, Logan Hanneman was back home in Fairbanks, winning a U.S. Junior National cross-country ski championship.

Hanneman, who competes collegiately for UAF, took the gold medal in the 10-kilometer freestyle race in the Older Juniors division Monday at Birch Hill.

Hanneman spent 14 hours traveling from Vermont to Fairbanks on Sunday, but he was ready to race the next morning.

"I've been looking forward to racing in the Junior Nationals ever since they announced they were going to be here a long time ago," Hanneman, a Lathrop graduate, told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

Hanneman was one of six Alaskans who collected medals on the first day of the week-long race series for skiers ages 14-19.

Team Alaska swept the podium in the Older Junior girls race. Stephanie Kirk of Anchorage, Sarah Freistone of Anchorage and Hannah Boyer of Fairbanks finished 1-2-3 in the 5-K.

In the boys Junior II race, West Valley's Max Donaldson -- the winner of the Skimeister award at the state ski championships earlier this season -- claimed the gold medal and Service's Jake Bassett took the bronze.

 

U.S. Junior Nationals

Birch Hill, Fairbanks

Monday's freestyle results

Top 10

Boys

Older Junior 10 kilometer (ages 18-19) -- 1) Logan Hanneman, Alaska, 26:37.4; 2) Benjamin Saxton, Midwest, 26:59.5; 3) Eli Hoenig, New England, 27:12.9; 4) Jack Hegman, New England, 27:13.1; 5) Patrick McElravey, Far West, 27:18.7; 6) Jan Ketterson, Midwest, 27:18.8; 7) Vanya Rybkin, Alaska, 27:28.8; 8) Jack Novak, Alaska, 27:32.0; 9) Charlie Von Thaden, Rocky Mountain, 27:32.2; 10) Jordan Fields, New England, 27:37.3.

Junior I 10-K (ages 16-17) -- 1) Mattis Stenshagen, Norway, 26:34.2; 2) Martin Thon, Norway, 26:59.1; 3) Sjur Slettom, Norway, 27:04.2; 4) Ian Torchia, Midwest, 27:15.0; 5) Tyler Foulkes, New England, 27:29.5; 6) Jack Schrupp, New England, 27:45.5; 7) Ben Hegman, New England, 27:52.9; 8) Peter Holmes, Far West, 28:02.5; 9) tie, Cal DeLine, Rocky Mountain, and Erich Hoefler, Alaska, 28:03.9.

Junior II (ages 14-15) 5-K -- 1) Max Donaldson, Alaska, 13:30.0; 2) Koby Gordon, New England, 13:47.0; 3) Jake Bassett, Alaska, 13:57.5; 4) Tristan Sayre, Alaska, 14:07.5; 5) Bill Harmeyer, New England, 14:13.1; 6) Zak Ketterson, Midwest, 14:16.1; 7) Nathanael Kuzio, New England, 14:19.6; 8) tie, Julien Bordes, Far West, and Henry Harmeyer, New England, 14:21.5; 10) Dylan Syben, Far West, 14:22.1.

Girls

Older Junior 5-K (ages 18-19) -- 1) Stephanie Kirk, Alaska, 15:20.6; 2) Sarah Freistone, Alaska, 15:42.6; 3) Hannah Boyer, Alaska, 15:48.7; 4) Cambria McDermott, New England, 15:56.7; 5) Teagan Yutrzenka, Alaska, 15:57.7; 6) Bree Mucha, Alaska, 16:03.3; 7) Nicolette Reker, Midwest, 16:07.3; 8) Rachel Hampton, Rocky Mountain, 16:10.4; 9) Katie Scruggs, Rocky Mountain, 16:13.5; 10) Felicia Gesior, Great Lakes, 16:14.7. Junior I 5-K (ages 16-17) -- 1) Tiril Weng, Norway, 14:19.2; 2) Lotta Weng, Norway, 14:37.1; 3) Alayna Sonnesyn, Midwest, 15:20.8; 4) Lisa Kvamme, Norway, 15:25.3; 5) Annika Miller, IM, 15:27.6; 6) Katrin Larusson, Far West, 15:27.7; 7) Marion Woods, Alaska, 15:47.0; 8) Aja Starkey, IM, 15:53.3; 9) Zoe Snow, New England, 15:57.8; 10) Vivian Hett, Midwest, 16:05.1.

Junior II 5-K (14-15) -- 1) Katharine Ogden, New England, 15:35.7; 2) Julia Kern, New England, 15:37.3; 3) Leah Brams, New England, 15:44.8; 4) Lydia Blanchet, Alaska, 15:49.4; 5) Leah Lange, IM, 16:10.4; 6) Hailey Swirbul, Rocky Mountain, 16:10.9; 7) Morgan Flynn, Alaska, 16:14.8; 8) Racquel Wohlk, Midwest, 16:20.0; 9) Sofia Shomento, IM, 16:21.6; 10) Hannah Halvorsen, Far West, 16:22.4.

 

 

 

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