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2012 US CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AND UNDER 23 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS ANNOUNCED
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Sunday, 8 January
Women's 1.4K Classical Sprint
In the women's classical sprint race held on the final day of competition, Daria Gaiazove of the Rocky Mountain Racers and the Canadian National Team won the final heat to capture the overall victory. Jessica Diggins, who already earned gold in the Freestyle Sprint, 10K Freestyle, and 20K Classical races, finished second overall, but being the first American finisher, earned the national championship. Kate Fitzgerald and Ida Sargent finshed behind Diggins in a photo finish.
Men's 1.6K Classical Sprints
Koos DQ'd in Men's Finals...Kornfield wins the gold.
Torin Koos crossed the finish line first during the A Finals Heat of the US Cross Country Championships 1.6K Classical Sprints, but was disqualified for illegally switching lanes in front of Ryan Scott without clearing Scott's skis in the final heat of the competition. It was the second infraction of the week for Koos, who had received a written warning for starting in the wrong position during the 30K mass start classic race on Friday. With the disqualifcation, Tyler Cornfield moved up to the gold medal spot. Mike Sinnet and Eric Packer earned podium spots with second and third place finishes respectively.
Cnossen and Dana capture gold on last day of Adaptive Races.
Dan Cnossen carves a corner en route to his gold-medal win in the men's 12.5K Sit-Ski race on Saturday.
Alicia Dana showing good technique during her victory in the women's 7.5K Sit-Ski on the last day of Adaptive Races.
EDWARDS, HALSTED AND LEACH EARN GOLD IN ADAPTIVE SPRINTS
Sarah Edwards pulled away from the pack to capture the 2012 Women's .8K Adaptive Sit Ski championship over Cape Elizabeth High School's Christina Kouros. Mikayla Briere finished in third place to earn the bronze medal.
In the men's race, Ronald Halsted of the Spokane Nordic Ski Education Foundation outdistanced Navy Seal and US Paralympic Nordic Team member Daniel Cnossen to capture the gold. US Paralympic Ski Team member Andrew Soule finished 3rd.
In the standup adaptive, David Leach held on to defeat Eric McDaniel in the closest heat of the day. For more photos, click here.
KOOS AND DIGGINS WIN FIRST DAY OF SPRINTS
Jennie Bender appeared to have a shot at winning the women's sprint race but stumbled just enough in the final meters to allow teammate Jessice Diggins to sprint past for the victory in the Women's 1.4K sprint race at Black Mountain of Maine. A third member of the CXC team, Caitlin Gregg, also passed Bender (3rd place) to finish 2nd. Corey Stock of Cambridge Sports just missed a podium finish with a 4th place. Eliska Hajkova and Ida Sargent also advance to the finals and finished 5th and 6th respectively.
In the men's division, Torin Koos outdistanced Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess to capture the gold in the men's 1.6K sprint. Tyler Kornfield of the
University of Alaska Fairbanks stepped up to the podium with his 3rd place finish. Sylvan Ellefson (Ski and Snowboard), Lars Flora (APU Nordic), and Karl Nygren (CXC) rounded out the top 6.
The Chisholm Ski Club would like to thank everyone for making the U.S. Cross Country Championships at Black Mountain of Maine a very successful one. An event of this magnitude can not be run without the dedicated work of Chisholm's famous "Red Army" of volunteers.
We continue to make improvements in our trails and facilities for this prestigious event. Those who attended last year have seen the changes at the Mountain, including a new Base lodge, paved parking lot and new alpine lifts. The Nordic side was not without improvements as well. Our Start- Finish area has been blasted, flattened and enlarged to handle the growth of the sport, Mass Start events, and the Sprint start and finish in separate lanes. A new Timing Building was constructed to handle all data processing and provisions for an adjacent Jury Room are also included. The old Base Lodge was converted to 19 Wax Cabins with security, heat and ventilation. These will again be rented on a first come first serve basis.
Out on the course, our sprint loops were redesigned to comply with USSA and FIS requirements. Distance courses saw more work to widen narrow spots and all courses are receiving FIS Homologation. A great deal of attention was placed on flow in and out of the stadium as well as on the course. Rule as always is for coaches and racers to move in the direction of the race course. This will be strictly enforced.
We want this event to be the best and most rewarding event for you so please ask any of the officials for help and if we can be of assistance to you, please contact us.
New this year, those of you who have smartphones or IPads will be able to access live race results by scanning the QR codes that are published in the event program. Not going to be at the event? No problem. Click here to download all QR codes.
Members of the Media: We would like to thank the many members of the media for the coverage and plublicity given to this event. For more information, please visit our Media page.