It was a tough day with temperatures in the 50s and it being the third day of racing this week for skiers at the XC Junior National Championships in Soldier Hollow, Utah. The course grew increasingly soft and slow as races progressed throughout the day on Friday.
Still, BSF skiers persevered with several top 10 finishes during the freestyle distance races.
Andrew Meyer 8th MU20 34:05
Seth Wyatt 31st MU18 23:20
Hans Pessl 54st MU18 24:35
Sofia Shomento (BSF Alum) 5th FU20 31:16
Marin Coletta (BSF Alum) 6th FU20 31:48
Ariana Woods 9th FU20 32:04
Kai Mittelsteadt 10th MU16 18:22
Stirling Marshall-Pryde 23rd MU16 19:08
Cale Woods 37th MU16 19:29
Aidan Van Eerden 56th MU16 20:55
Paige Coletta 25th FU16 22:14
Georgiana Fischer 43rd FU16 23:31
In the team relays on Saturday, an Intermountain Division team clinched the bronze in the women's U20 race. Sofia Shomento (Dartmouth, BSF), Arianna Woods (BSF), and Annika Landis (Middlebury College) finished third in the 3 x 3.3 km, behind first place New England and second place Rocky Mountain region.
On the men's side, BSF's Kai Mittelsteadt was the anchor leg for the silver-medal winning Intermountain Division team, which included Aidan Rasmussen of Watsatch and Elijah Weenig of Jackson Hole Ski Club.
Team Relays 3 X 3.3 km
Andrew Meyer 8th MU20 IMD-1
Hans Pessl 11th MU20 IMD-2
Seth Wyatt 7th MU18 IMD-2
Ariana Woods 3rd FU20 IMD-1
Sofia Shomento (BSF alum) 3rd FU20 IMD-2
Marin Coletta (BSF alum) 4th FU20 NE-2
Kai Mittelsteadt 2nd MU16 IMD-1
Aidan Van Eerden 13th MU16 Mixed-2
Stirling Marshall-Pryde 14th MU16 IMD-2
Cale Woods 14th MU16 IMD-2
Paige Coletta 9th FU16 IMD-2
Georgianna Fischer 9th FU16 IMD-2
Full results: http://summittiming.net/races/race_results_for_junior_nationals_2018.php