FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THIRD DAY OF JUNIOR NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS YIELDS 5K, 10K, AND 15K FREESTYLE WINNERS
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 Credit: 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.
For more information, contact Kristina von Trapp Frame at 802-253-8511, or go to www.jn2014Stowe.com.
About the Trapp Family Lodge: Situated on 2,500 acres overlooking the classic New England village of Stowe, Vermont, the Trapp Family Lodge is a world renowned four season resort. Owned and operated by the von Trapp family that inspired The Sound of Music, the 96 room hotel and its two adjacent vacation home communities feature Austrian-inspired architecture and European-style accommodations. The resort boasts superb mountain views, old world comforts and activities for all ages and all times of year; cross country skiing, mountain biking, tennis, hiking