The second day of racing at the 2017 U.S. Junior National championships continued Wednesday in Lake Placid, New York, with a day of classic sprint races.
In the Under-18 men’s events, Kenai Central skier Karl Danielson made it past the qualifying round with the 26th-fastest time racing for Alaska Nordic Racing, over 26 seconds behind the fastest skier.
Danielson ended up finishing fifth in his quarterfinal heat, getting pipped at the line by Luke Jager of by .19 seconds and missing the semifinal rounds.
Gus Schumacher of Service High School, skiing for Alaska Winter Stars, won the sprint title.
In the U18 women’s race, Kenai Central’s Addison Gibson finished 43rd in the qualifying round for ANR, 34 seconds behind the fastest skier. Marin Coletta of the Intermountain region won the sprint title.
Racing resumes Friday with mass-start classic distance races. The U18 men and women and the U20 women go 10 kilometers, while U20 men race 15K. The U16 boys and girls will race 5K.