Smith Posts Top Finish for Team USA at Junior World Championship Individual

Jan. 30, 2013, 4:31 p.m. (ET)

OBERTILLIACH, Austria (January 30, 2013) - Casey Smith (Methow Valley, WA) took the top finish for Team USA today in the Junior Men's 15-kilometer Individual event. Smith posted a time of 46:47.6 (1+1+1+2) to take 37th, 6:05 minutes back from Russia's Alexandr Loginov, winning with a time of 40:42.2 and two penalties. Dino Butkovic (CRO) took second with a time of 41:33.1 and one penalty, Clement Dumont (FRA) finished third posting 41:38.2 and one penalty. Jacob Dalberg (Ely, MN) finished 52nd today with a time of 47:28.7 (1+1+0+1). Extended results from today's 15-kilometer Individual are available here.

Tara Geraghty-Moats (West Fairle, VT) finished 63rd in today's Junior Women's 12.5-kilometer Individual with a time of 53:03.1 (1+4+4+2). Laura Dahlmeier (GER) won the Individual, posting 39:48.2, and two penalties. Lisa Theresa Hauser (AUT) finished second (40:32.1, two penalties), and Franziska Preuss (GER) took third (40:49.8, two penalties). Extended results from the Junior Women's 12.5-kilometer Individual are available here.

Youth World Championship racing resumes tomorrow with the relay events. First up at 4AM (ET), Team USA women will compete in the Youth Women 3x6 km Relay. Starting with bib 12, Team USA will field Anna Kubek (Duluth, MN), Mikaela Paluszek (Farmington, NH) and Aleksandra Zakrzewska (Burlington, VT), respectively.

Team USA men will race the Youth Men 3x7.5-kilometer Relay beginning at 7:15AM (ET). Wearing bib 15, Jordan McElroy (Truckee, CA) will start for Team USA, followed by Sean Doherty (Center Conway, NH), and Jacob Ellingson (Minnetonka, MN) will race the anchor leg.


2013 IBU Youth/Junior World Championship Schedule

Please note: All times are CET (6 hours ahead of Eastern Time)                        

31 Jan 10:00                Youth Women 3x6 km Relay

31 Jan 13:15                Youth Men 3x7.5 km Relay

01 Feb 10:00                Junior Women 3x6 km Relay

01 Feb 13:15                Junior Men 4x7.5 km Relay