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Alaska juniors crush it in classic distance race

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: January 7
  • Published January 7

Alaskans claimed five of the six podium spots in the junior races Sunday at the U.S. Cross Country Championships.

The women's podium was all Alaska – Hannah Halvorsen of APU won the 5-kilometer classic race, Hailey Swirbul of UAA was second and Kendall Kramer of Fairbanks was third.

In the men's 10K, Hunter Wonders of APU nipped Ben Ogden of Vermont by seven-tenths of a second for the win. Canyon Tobin, also of APU, was third.

The day's top performance by a junior-level skier –those who are 20 or under – came from Anchorage's Gus Schumacher. Schumacher, 17, opted to ski the senior men's 30K race and turned in an impressive 16th-place finish.

Racing wraps up Monday with the classic sprint. Qualifying is at 10 a.m., followed by heats at 12:45 p.m.

Junior women's 5K

Hannah Halvorsen 15:07.8; 2) Hailey Swirbul 15:18.3; 3) Kendall Kramer 15:22.7; 4) Novie McCabe 15:36.5; 5) Kathleen O'Connell 15:47.5; 6) Anna Fake 15:53.8; 7) Leah Lange 15:53.8; 8) Hannah Rudd 15:53.9; 9) Annika Hanestad 15:55.1; Jordi Floyd 15:56.1.

Junior men's 10K

Hunter Wonders 27:06.1; 2) Ben Ogden 27:06.8; 3) Canyon Tobin 27:29.5; 4) Karl Schultz 27:39.4; 5) Luke Jager 27:48.4; 6) Elliot Ketchel 27:54.5; 7) Zanden McMullen 28:00.0; 8) Eli Jensen 28:00.4; 9) Reid Goble 28:04.0; 10) James Schoonmaker 28:17.6.

Women's 20K

Hedda Baangman 1:00.55.3; 2) Caitlin Patterson 1:01:11.2; 3) Rosie Frankowski 1:01:14.9; 4) Jessica Yeaton 1:01:39.4; 5) Kaitlynn Miller 1:02.08.0; 6) Alayna Sonnesyn 1:02:20.6; 7) Chelsea Holmes 1:02:50.7; 8) Christina Rolandsen 1:02:51.7; 9) Anne Siri Lervik 1:02:51.4; 10) Erika Flowers 1:03:09.0.

Men's 30K

Tyler Kornfield 1:21:43.6; 2) Eric Packer 1:21:44.4; 3) Elvind Romberg Kvaale 1:21:44.7; 4) Kris Freeman 1:21:45.2; 5) Dag Frode Trolleboe 1:21:45.6; 6) David Norris 1:21:46.2; 7) Noah Hoffman 1:21:46.4; 8) Scott Patterson 1:21:47.2; 9) Adam Martin 1:21:58.3; 10) Benjamin Lustgarten 1:21:58.6.

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