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GRP Biathletes Post Standout Results on IBU and World Cup
Last Updated: 28.Jan.2019
This past weekend Clare Egan, Susan Dunklee, and Jake Brown raced the World Cup in Antholz, Italy while Emily Dreissigacker, Hallie Grossman, Raleigh Goessling, and Alex Howe competed on the IBU Cup in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.
The sixth World Cup weekend kicked off with a sprint in which Clare placed 22nd with two standing misses and Susan finished 66th. For the men, Jake posted a new personal-best finish in 40th with one prone miss. In the pursuit race, Clare moved up to 11th cleaning her first three stages. Jake qualified for the pursuit but was lapped after his fourth shooting stage. Clare was the only GRP athlete to qualify for the mass start. She had a strong race placing 15th. She missed two shots in her first shooting stage and then cleaned the remaining three stages.
The IBU Cup weekend also kicked off with a sprint. Emily posted the top GRP result placing 27th with one standing miss while Hallie finished 33rd with three prone misses. For the men, Alex had a solid race placing 38th with three misses. Raleigh finished 54th also with three misses. In the women’s pursuit race Emily had a strong race placing 18th with three misses. Hallie was close behind in 32nd with four misses. For the men, Alex placed 44th. Alex, Raleigh, Emily, and Hallie were all on an all-GRP mixed relay team together. They were lapped and placed 9th.
Next up are Open European Champs trials in Jericho, Vermont this coming weekend followed by two North American World Cups with races starting in Canmore, British Columbia on February 7th and in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 14th.
For more information and results check out biathlonworld.com.