ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – Natalie Hynes became the third Alaska Anchorage Nordic Skier to qualify for World Juniors after winning the 10-kilometer skiathlon at the Haywood NorAm race in Mont Sainte-Anne, Quebec.
Hynes won the race in 30:19, 0.7 seconds ahead of India McIsaac.
The Seawolves concluded action at the US National Championships with the classic sprints Monday.
“Sadie and Casey both skied well today and qualified way higher than they have in the past,” said head Nordic coach Andrew Kastning. “Sadie didn’t even qualify for the junior heats last year and this year she qualified quite high for the senior heats which is impressive.”
Zackarias Toresson qualified 28th (3:36.96) and placed fifth in the quarterfinals of the senior men’s race.
Brandon Herhusky qualified 61st (3:49.21) and placed third in his quarterfinal heat of the junior heat.
“I was glad to see Zack back in a classic race and show some speed,” said Kastning. “Brandon had his best race of the season today, and it is a good sign moving forward.”
The Nordic team will compete at the Montana State Invitational in West Yellowstone, Mont. Jan. 11-12.