SSWSC Nordic skiers place high in Utah |

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Nordic skiers place high in Utah

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club brought 30 Nordic skiers ranging from age 9 to 17 to the Super Junior National Qualifier, a two-day competition at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah, complete with a freestyle sprint and a classic mass start.

Wally Magill, a U16 athlete, highlighted Day One’s 1.3 kilometer freestyle sprint qualifier, qualifying through six heats of racing to ultimately take home first place over 110 athletes.

Magill returned the next day to take home his second victory in the classic mass start. Magill took the lead after 200 meters and maintained the lead for the entire race. His teammate, Sumner Cotton, came in second.

Other SSWSC Nordic athletes also recorded their best results of the season.

Kieran Hahn finished in seventh place in the sprint and followed up with an 11th place classic mass start finish. Grey Barbier, a U14 athlete, took third overall in the sprint and second in the classic mass start. Charley Lodwick, also in the U14 division, reached her first podium of the season, taking third overall in the sprint and 10th in the mass start classic. Nikita Andre added a second-place showing in both races.  Rae Olexa, U10,  placed third in the sprint and second in the classic race.

To reach Leah Vann, call 970-871-4253, email or follow her on Twitter @LVann_Sports

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