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Third Day of Junior National Cross Country Championships Yields 5K, 10K, and 15K Freestyle Winner

The third day of racing at the USSA Junior National Championships featured Freestyle races for both male and female athletes. Winners in the six categories were:

Female Under 16 (5k) Hailey Swirbul Team Rocky Mountain (Aspen Valley)
Female Under 18 (10k) Katherine Ogden Team New England (Stratton Mountain)
Female Under 20 (15k) Maggie Williams Team Intermountain (Sun Valley SEF)

Male Under 16 (5k) Hunter Wonders Team Alaska (APU)
Male Under 18 (10k) Gavin McEwen Team New England (Cambridge Sports Union)
Male Under 20 (15k) Fabian Stocek Team New England (Holderness School)

Photo by: Steve Knight Photo

Medals were presented today by Algis Shaina, 1984 Olympic Biathlon Gold Medalist for Lithuania and three time U.S. Olympic Biathlon Team Coach, Larry Damon, four time American Olympian and longtime Trapp Family Lodge ski instructor, and Cami Thompson Graves, Dartmouth Women’s Cross Country team Head Coach. Kristina von Trapp Frame commented “We are so excited by the incredible spectator turnout today to support these young and inspiring athletes.”

The competition comes to a conclusion on Saturday, with 3X3k relays, followed by an Olympic torch relay to the Stowe Mountain Resort where the final banquet and awards ceremony begin at 6pm.