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Kikkan Randall Olympics race watching party

Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall begin arriving as she appears onscreen for introduction of competitors in the qualifying round of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition. Rachel Samuelson and Chris Clark hosted the overnight event, renting a large-screen television in hopes of watching Randall making history.
Erik Hill
Rachel Samuelson and Chris Clark decorated their door as they hosted an overnight viewing party for friends and fans of Kikkan Randall early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, in South Addition.
Erik Hill
Laura Gardner records the scene as friends and fans of Kikkan Randall gather to watch the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition.
Erik Hill
Evan Sargent, second from left, and friends and fans of Kikkan Randall cheer for his sister Ida Sargent in a quarterfinal heat of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition. Sargent placed fourth in the heat, failing to advance in the competition. Randall did the same moments later in another heat.
Erik Hill
Host Rachel Samuelson, center, and fellow East grad Laura Gardner wait for the start of Kikkan Randall's quarterfinal heat of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition. Samuelson and Chris Clark hosted the overnight event, renting a large-screen television in hopes of watching Randall making history. While she did not advance, the crowd cheered Sophie Caldwell's best-ever finish for a U.S. female at an Olympics when she placed sixth.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall cheer as her heat in the quarterfinals gets under way in the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall including Laura Gardner, center, cheer as Randall's quarterfinal heat of the freestyle sprint gets under way at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, during a viewing party in South Addition. Rachel Samuelson and Chris Clark hosted the overnight event, renting a large-screen television in hopes of watching Randall making history. While she did not advance, the crowd cheered Sophie Caldwell's best-ever finish for a U.S. female at an Olympics when she placed sixth.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall cheer as she makes a move in a quarterfinal heat of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition. Rachel Samuelson and Chris Clark hosted the overnight event, renting a large-screen television in hopes of watching Randall making history. While she did not advance to the semifinals, the crowd cheered Sophie Caldwell's best-ever finish for a U.S. female at an Olympics when she placed sixth.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall watch in disbelief as she places fourth in a quarterfinal heat of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition. Rachel Samuelson and Chris Clark hosted the overnight event, renting a large-screen television in hopes of watching Randall making history. While she did not advance, the crowd cheered Sophie Caldwell's best-ever finish for a U.S. female at an Olympics when she placed sixth.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall watch in disbelief as she places fourth in a quarterfinal heat of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall cringe as fellow American skier Sophie Caldwell suffers a momentary setback before she places second in a semifinal race of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, during a viewing party in South Addition. Randall failed to advance out of the quarterfinals, but Caldwell made the finals and finished sixth, the highest placing yet for a U.S. female nordic skier at an Olympics.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall cheer on fellow American skier Sophie Caldwell as she places second in a semifinal race of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, during a viewing party in South Addition. Randall failed to advance out of the quarterfinals, but Caldwell made the finals and finished sixth, the highest placing yet for a U.S. female nordic skier at an Olympics.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall begin arriving as she appears onscreen for introduction of competitors in the qualifying round of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition. Rachel Samuelson and Chris Clark hosted the overnight event, renting a large-screen television in hopes of watching Randall making history.
Erik Hill
Rachel Samuelson and Chris Clark decorated their door as they hosted an overnight viewing party for friends and fans of Kikkan Randall early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, in South Addition.
Erik Hill
Laura Gardner records the scene as friends and fans of Kikkan Randall gather to watch the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition.
Erik Hill
Evan Sargent, second from left, and friends and fans of Kikkan Randall cheer for his sister Ida Sargent in a quarterfinal heat of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition. Sargent placed fourth in the heat, failing to advance in the competition. Randall did the same moments later in another heat.
Erik Hill
Host Rachel Samuelson, center, and fellow East grad Laura Gardner wait for the start of Kikkan Randall's quarterfinal heat of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition. Samuelson and Chris Clark hosted the overnight event, renting a large-screen television in hopes of watching Randall making history. While she did not advance, the crowd cheered Sophie Caldwell's best-ever finish for a U.S. female at an Olympics when she placed sixth.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall cheer as her heat in the quarterfinals gets under way in the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall including Laura Gardner, center, cheer as Randall's quarterfinal heat of the freestyle sprint gets under way at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, during a viewing party in South Addition. Rachel Samuelson and Chris Clark hosted the overnight event, renting a large-screen television in hopes of watching Randall making history. While she did not advance, the crowd cheered Sophie Caldwell's best-ever finish for a U.S. female at an Olympics when she placed sixth.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall cheer as she makes a move in a quarterfinal heat of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition. Rachel Samuelson and Chris Clark hosted the overnight event, renting a large-screen television in hopes of watching Randall making history. While she did not advance to the semifinals, the crowd cheered Sophie Caldwell's best-ever finish for a U.S. female at an Olympics when she placed sixth.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall watch in disbelief as she places fourth in a quarterfinal heat of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition. Rachel Samuelson and Chris Clark hosted the overnight event, renting a large-screen television in hopes of watching Randall making history. While she did not advance, the crowd cheered Sophie Caldwell's best-ever finish for a U.S. female at an Olympics when she placed sixth.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall watch in disbelief as she places fourth in a quarterfinal heat of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall cringe as fellow American skier Sophie Caldwell suffers a momentary setback before she places second in a semifinal race of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, during a viewing party in South Addition. Randall failed to advance out of the quarterfinals, but Caldwell made the finals and finished sixth, the highest placing yet for a U.S. female nordic skier at an Olympics.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall cheer on fellow American skier Sophie Caldwell as she places second in a semifinal race of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, during a viewing party in South Addition. Randall failed to advance out of the quarterfinals, but Caldwell made the finals and finished sixth, the highest placing yet for a U.S. female nordic skier at an Olympics.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall begin arriving as she appears onscreen for introduction of competitors in the qualifying round of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition. Rachel Samuelson and Chris Clark hosted the overnight event, renting a large-screen television in hopes of watching Randall making history.
Erik Hill
Rachel Samuelson and Chris Clark decorated their door as they hosted an overnight viewing party for friends and fans of Kikkan Randall early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, in South Addition.
Erik Hill
Laura Gardner records the scene as friends and fans of Kikkan Randall gather to watch the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition.
Erik Hill
Evan Sargent, second from left, and friends and fans of Kikkan Randall cheer for his sister Ida Sargent in a quarterfinal heat of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition. Sargent placed fourth in the heat, failing to advance in the competition. Randall did the same moments later in another heat.
Erik Hill
Host Rachel Samuelson, center, and fellow East grad Laura Gardner wait for the start of Kikkan Randall's quarterfinal heat of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition. Samuelson and Chris Clark hosted the overnight event, renting a large-screen television in hopes of watching Randall making history. While she did not advance, the crowd cheered Sophie Caldwell's best-ever finish for a U.S. female at an Olympics when she placed sixth.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall cheer as her heat in the quarterfinals gets under way in the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall including Laura Gardner, center, cheer as Randall's quarterfinal heat of the freestyle sprint gets under way at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, during a viewing party in South Addition. Rachel Samuelson and Chris Clark hosted the overnight event, renting a large-screen television in hopes of watching Randall making history. While she did not advance, the crowd cheered Sophie Caldwell's best-ever finish for a U.S. female at an Olympics when she placed sixth.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall cheer as she makes a move in a quarterfinal heat of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition. Rachel Samuelson and Chris Clark hosted the overnight event, renting a large-screen television in hopes of watching Randall making history. While she did not advance to the semifinals, the crowd cheered Sophie Caldwell's best-ever finish for a U.S. female at an Olympics when she placed sixth.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall watch in disbelief as she places fourth in a quarterfinal heat of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition. Rachel Samuelson and Chris Clark hosted the overnight event, renting a large-screen television in hopes of watching Randall making history. While she did not advance, the crowd cheered Sophie Caldwell's best-ever finish for a U.S. female at an Olympics when she placed sixth.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall watch in disbelief as she places fourth in a quarterfinal heat of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall cringe as fellow American skier Sophie Caldwell suffers a momentary setback before she places second in a semifinal race of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, during a viewing party in South Addition. Randall failed to advance out of the quarterfinals, but Caldwell made the finals and finished sixth, the highest placing yet for a U.S. female nordic skier at an Olympics.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall cheer on fellow American skier Sophie Caldwell as she places second in a semifinal race of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, during a viewing party in South Addition. Randall failed to advance out of the quarterfinals, but Caldwell made the finals and finished sixth, the highest placing yet for a U.S. female nordic skier at an Olympics.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall begin arriving as she appears onscreen for introduction of competitors in the qualifying round of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition. Rachel Samuelson and Chris Clark hosted the overnight event, renting a large-screen television in hopes of watching Randall making history.
Erik Hill
Rachel Samuelson and Chris Clark decorated their door as they hosted an overnight viewing party for friends and fans of Kikkan Randall early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, in South Addition.
Erik Hill
Laura Gardner records the scene as friends and fans of Kikkan Randall gather to watch the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition.
Erik Hill
Evan Sargent, second from left, and friends and fans of Kikkan Randall cheer for his sister Ida Sargent in a quarterfinal heat of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition. Sargent placed fourth in the heat, failing to advance in the competition. Randall did the same moments later in another heat.
Erik Hill
Host Rachel Samuelson, center, and fellow East grad Laura Gardner wait for the start of Kikkan Randall's quarterfinal heat of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition. Samuelson and Chris Clark hosted the overnight event, renting a large-screen television in hopes of watching Randall making history. While she did not advance, the crowd cheered Sophie Caldwell's best-ever finish for a U.S. female at an Olympics when she placed sixth.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall cheer as her heat in the quarterfinals gets under way in the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall including Laura Gardner, center, cheer as Randall's quarterfinal heat of the freestyle sprint gets under way at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, during a viewing party in South Addition. Rachel Samuelson and Chris Clark hosted the overnight event, renting a large-screen television in hopes of watching Randall making history. While she did not advance, the crowd cheered Sophie Caldwell's best-ever finish for a U.S. female at an Olympics when she placed sixth.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall cheer as she makes a move in a quarterfinal heat of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition. Rachel Samuelson and Chris Clark hosted the overnight event, renting a large-screen television in hopes of watching Randall making history. While she did not advance to the semifinals, the crowd cheered Sophie Caldwell's best-ever finish for a U.S. female at an Olympics when she placed sixth.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall watch in disbelief as she places fourth in a quarterfinal heat of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition. Rachel Samuelson and Chris Clark hosted the overnight event, renting a large-screen television in hopes of watching Randall making history. While she did not advance, the crowd cheered Sophie Caldwell's best-ever finish for a U.S. female at an Olympics when she placed sixth.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall watch in disbelief as she places fourth in a quarterfinal heat of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at a viewing party in South Addition.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall cringe as fellow American skier Sophie Caldwell suffers a momentary setback before she places second in a semifinal race of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, during a viewing party in South Addition. Randall failed to advance out of the quarterfinals, but Caldwell made the finals and finished sixth, the highest placing yet for a U.S. female nordic skier at an Olympics.
Erik Hill
Friends and fans of Kikkan Randall cheer on fellow American skier Sophie Caldwell as she places second in a semifinal race of the freestyle sprint at the Sochi Olympics early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, during a viewing party in South Addition. Randall failed to advance out of the quarterfinals, but Caldwell made the finals and finished sixth, the highest placing yet for a U.S. female nordic skier at an Olympics.
Erik Hill
Alaska Dispatch