Kenai Central grad helps Team Alaska to relay gold

Kenai Central grad helps Team Alaska to relay gold

Karl Danielson, a 2018 graduate of Kenai Central currently redshirting his freshman season at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, helped Team Alaska to victory in the Under-20 relay on Saturday at the U.S. Cross Country Junior Nationals at Kincaid Park in Anchorage.

Danielson teamed up with Kai Meyers and Gus Schumacher for the victory in the 3-by-3-kilometer event. The squad finished at 22 minutes, 49.3 seconds, to defeat Far West by a little over 11 seconds. This was the fourth gold medal in four events for Schumacher at Junior Nationals, which features the top junior skiers in the country.

Kendall Kramer anchored Team Alaska to first place in the Under-18 girls 3-by-3-kilometer event to also finish Junior Nationals with four gold medals.

In Friday’s Under-20 15-kilometer classic mass start, Danielson finished 15th at 39:35.6. The race was won by Schumacher at 36:54.9.

Also Friday to lead Team Alaska, Zanden McMullen won gold in the 10-kilometer Under-18 boys race and Kramer won gold in the 10-kilometer Under-18 girls race. Schumacher and Kramer won gold in all three of their individual races.

Alaska finished second in the race for the Alaska Cup, which goes to the top team in the competition. New England won with 1,427 points, while Alaska had 1,207 points.

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