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Steamboat cross-country skiers finish Junior Nationals

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s Mary O’Connell finishes a race at the 2011 cross-country Junior Nationals in Minneapolis. The championships wrapped up Saturday with a classic relay race, in which O’Connell’s team placed second.
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The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s Mary O’Connell finishes a race at the 2011 cross-country Junior Nationals in Minneapolis. The championships wrapped up Saturday with a classic relay race, in which O’Connell’s team placed second.

— The 2011 cross-country Junior Nationals wrapped up Saturday in Minneapolis with a classic relay race, with each skier doing a 3-kilometer lap.

Leading the way for the Steam­boat Springs Winter Sports Club was a trio of Steamboat skiers. The team of Mich­aela Frias, Mary O’Connell and Emily Hannah was second in the J1 girls division.

Haley Piske skied on a team that was ninth, and Lucy Newman was on a team that was 13th.



In the J2 girls, Madison Keeffe and Gretchen Burkholder were on a team that finished seventh, and Dori McNeill and Madison Ruppel were on a team that finished in 11th place.

Cara Piske and Gabriel Bohlmann rounded out the J2 girls, finishing on a 14th-place team.



Charlie Von Thaden was on a team that finished fourth in the J1 boys, and Max Scrimgeour was on a team that placed eighth. In the J2 boys division, Evan Weinman was on a team that finished in fourth place.


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