Kenai’s Danielson leads area skiers on 1st day of Junior Nationals

  • By Staff Report
  • Monday, March 9, 2015 11:34pm
  • Sports

Kenai Central freshman Karl Danielson led area skiers by advancing to the B Final in the first day of Junior Nationals in Truckee, California.

The competition, which brings together the nation’s top skiers under 20, held a 1.3-kilometer sprint Monday.

Danielson made it into the semifinals of the Men’s Under-16 class by finishing third in Quarterfinal 1. He then finished sixth in his semifinal and sixth in the B Final to take 12th overall.

In the Female Under 16 sprint, Kenai Central freshman Addison Gibson made it to the quarterfinals but did not advance to either of the finals. She was listed as finishing in 20th place.

Kenai Central senior Travis Cooper, skiing in men’s Under 20, also was listed with a 20th-place finish. Cooper qualified for the quarterfinals and finished fourth in Quarterfinal 2, missing a spot in the semis.

In the girls Under-18, Soldotna senior Sadie Fox just missed advancing to the quarterfinal out of the qualifying rounds. The top 30 go into the quarterfinals, and Fox qualified 31st.

The competition continues Wednesday with a freestyle interval start.

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