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 Anna Darnell

2018-19: Finished 24th in the freestyle and 34th in the classic races at the NCAA Championships ... finished in the top-10 three times ... finished fifth in the freestyle at Montana State and sixth in the freestyle at Colorado ... placed seventh in the freestyle at New Mexico.  

BEFORE UAA: Competed at Alaska Fairbanks for two seasons ... appeared in 13 events with two top-10 finishes … placed 13th in the 15K freestyle setting a career best 48:18.5 also, finished 29th in the 5K classic at the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association Championships … at the UAA Invitational finished the 5K classic in 17:38.4 … helped the team to a 17th place finish in the 5K mixed classic relay with a time of 1:05:50.7 at the Seawolf Invitational … skied the 5K freestyle in 16:44.4 at the Montana State Invitational … in the 10K freestyle set a career best 30:03.5 at the U.S. National Championships … also, had personal bests of 4:06.12 (sprint classic) and 28:59.7 (7.5K classic) at Nationals … finished fourth in the 4K mixed relay in 50:48.7 and sixth in the 6K freestyle with a time of 18:46.6 at the Nordic Cup.

HIGH SCHOOL: Skied for the South Anchorage Wolverines and Alaska Pacific University Junior Team…won two Junior National Championships at the 2016 USSA Cross Country Skiing Junior National Championships in the U18 distance skate and hill climb…won combined U18/U20 division Besh Cup… placing first in three of the six events at the Besh Cup, sprint Freestyle, classic mass start and freestyle interval start…27th in U18 sprint freestyle at the 2016 Scandinavia Championships…placed fourth in the 10K classic at the 2016 U.S. National Championships in the U18 division (64th overall)…also finished fifth in the 5K freestyle at the U18 division…made the finals in the Junior Sprint Classic at the National Championships.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Joe and Joan Darnell ... a psychology major.

2019                     CL    FR
Colorado Invite          17th  6th
Montana State Invite     12th  5th
New Mexico Invite        18th  7th
UAA Invite               --    16th
RMISA/NCAA Regional      17th  13th
NCAA Championships       34th  24th

Position: Nordic
Year: Senior
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
High School: South
Experience: 1st Year