UAA skier Schoonmaker gathers another top-20 surface in a World Cup sprint race
2 Anchorage skiers advanced to the quarterfinal heats and two others came close Sunday at a World Cup timeless sprint race in Falun, Sweden.
Rosie Brennan of Alaska Pacific University held onto 3rd location in the total standings by placing 19th. She completed 4th in her quarterfinal heat, two spots out of advancing to the semifinals.
World Cup leader Jessie Diggins of Minnesota was the only American to make it as far as the semifinals; she wound up in 8th place. Sophie Caldwell Hamilton of Vermont, the only other American female in the quarterfinals, ended up 16th.
In the guys’s competition, JC Schoonmaker of UAA ended up fourth in his quarterfinal heat to position 18th total, his 3rd top-20 finish in 4 World Cup runs this season. He was the 11th fastest skier in the credentials and the only American male to advance.
Just missing the men’s quarterfinals were APU skiers Luke Jager and Logan Hanneman, who were 32nd and 33rd, respectively, in credentials. It was Jager’s World Cup debut, and he was less than one-tenth of a 2nd out of 30th location.
Success went to Sweden’s Linn Svahn in the females’s race and Norway’s Johannes Klaebo in the males’s race.