Swirbul earned her second podium of the championships with a second place finish. She finished third in the RIMSA standings with a qualifying time of 3:25.72.
Hannah Rudd earned the final spot of the podium. She placed ninth in the RIMSA standings with a qualifying time of 3:35.94.
“I was really impressed with our women’s team skiing today,” said head Nordic coach Andrew Kastining. “We don’t normally focus on sprinting but with today being a RIMSA qualifier they were ready to send it. That was the best sprint Hailey has ever had. To take two of the three spots on the junior women’s podium says a lot about our women’s team and it’s future. I look forward to taking our momentum on the road to the Montana State Invitational next weekend.”
Casey Wright cracked the top-10 with a fifth place finish in the RIMSA standings with a qualifying time of 3:33.31.
Tracen Knopp led the men’s squad with a 14th place RIMSA finish (3:20.64). Knopp won his quarterfinal heat of the junior men’s race before finishing sixth in his semifinal heat.
The Seawolves will return to action in the distance classic races Sunday.