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Green Racing Project Skiers Podium Multiple Times in US Nationals Classic Events
Last Updated: 05.Jan.2019
US Cross Country Championships are underway in Craftsbury, VT. In the first two events of the championships, a 10/15k classic interval start and a classic sprint, skiers from the Green Racing Project have already collected 4 podium finishes.
The first race of the Championship was the men’s 15k classic on Thursday, January 3. Five inches of new snow greeted the skiers on race morning, making for a slow, deep tracks. GRP skier Adam Martin finished in second place, a little over 30 seconds off the winning time of Kyle Bratrud. Akeo Maifeld-Carucci also had a strong result, with a tie for ninth place. Later in the day the women raced 10k classic. Caitlin Patterson had a convincing win over APU skier Jessica Yeaton, and Kaitlynn Miller also reached the podium in third. The other GRP women had good results as well: Ida Sargent broke a pole in the last kilometer of the race but still finished in ninth place, Liz Guiney took 14th, and Corey Stock was 34th.
In the following day's classic sprint events, the GRP continued their string of good results. Four GRP women qualified for the heats, with Ida Sargent in first, Kaitlynn Miller fourth, Caitlin Patterson 10th, and Liz Guiney in 13th. Corey Stock finished 70th in the qualifier. On the men's side, Akeo Maifeld-Carucci placed 52nd in qualifying. Sargent went on to dominate the day, winning her quarterfinal and semifinal heats, and then going on to win the A Final in convincing fashion. The win is Sargent's first National Championship title. Patterson and Miller also made the A Final, finishing 4th and 5th, respectively. Guiney made it as far as the semifinals, where she finished 6th in her heat and 12th overall.
We’re thrilled to be able to race on our home courses in Craftsbury, and excited for the upcoming races: a 20/30k freestyle mass start on Sunday and freestyle sprints on Tuesday! Keep following along on our website, Facebook, and Instagram for updates, and come visit to watch the racing live!