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Nov 24 Team USA Opens World Cup Season

By Linda Jager | Nov. 24, 2013, 12 a.m. (ET)

OSTERSUND, SWE (November 24, 2013) – Team USA - Annelies Cook (Saranac Lake, NY), Susan Dunklee (Barton, VT), Tim Burke (Lake Placid, NY) and Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, NY) - opened the 2013-14 IBU World Cup season with a 12th place finish in the 2x6+2x7.5 mixed relay (1:21:32.3/5+14). The Czech Republic (Vitkova/Soukalova/Vitek/Moravec) won with a time of 1:17:05.6/0+8, Norway (Berger, Solemdal, Christiansen, Boe) took 2nd (1:17:15.8/1+12), and Ukraine (Pidhrushna, Semerenko,Semenov, Deryzemlya) finished 3rd (1:18:16.8/0+12).

 

Cook led off the first leg for Team USA, leaving prone in 9th place after the first stage. Encountering gusty wind at her standing stage, Cook picked up three penalties and Team USA  dropped to 21st. Dunklee then cleaned prone and brought the team up to 19th . Burke cleaned prone and standing (with two extra shots) to take Team USA up to 14th. At the last leg, Burke tagged off to Bailey with the team sitting in 13th. Bailey cleaned prone with one extra shot, moving the team up to 11th. Bailey picked up one penalty in standing, leaving the range with Team USA in 12th place to the finish.

 

“Gusty winds tonight created challenging shooting conditions for everyone and an unpredictable race,” said Dunklee. “The first race of the season is always a wake-up call to the body and I hope to improve in our next races later this week.”

 

Extended results from today’s mixed relay are available here: http://services.biathlonresults.com/Results.aspx?RaceId=BT1314SWRLCP01MXRL Team USA resumes competition on Nov. 27th with the women’s 15km individual starting at 11:15am (ET). Racing will be webcast live here (http://eurovision.digotel.com/ibu/index.html).

 

IBU World Cup 1 Schedule

 

 Date

Start time

Distance

Discipline

Category

 

24.11.

15:30

2x6+2x7.5 km

Relay

Mixed

Start List / Results

27.11.

17:15

15 km

Individual

Women

Start List / Results

28.11.

17:15

20 km

Individual

Men

Start List / Results

29.11.

17:45

7.5 km

Sprint

Women

Start List / Results

30.11.

15:15

10 km

Sprint

Men

Start List / Results

01.12.

11:30

10 km

Pursuit

Women

Start List / Results

01.12.

13:30

12.5 km

Pursuit

Men

Start List / Results

 

 

 

IBU Cup Wraps in Idre

 

Four hours southwest of Ostersund, IBU Cup 1 concluded with a second day of sprint events. Hannah Dreissigacker (Morrisville, VT) posted the top finish for Team USA, 28th (25:44.1/2+3) in the women’s 7.5-kilometer sprint. Lanny Barnes (Durango, CO) finished 85th (28:52.6/4+3). Valentina Nazarova (RUS) won today’s race with a time of 23:06 (1+0). Extended results from the women’s race are available here: http://services.biathlonresults.com/Results.aspx?RaceId=BT1314SIBUCP01SWSPS

 

Jay Hakkinen (Kasilof, AK) placed 41st  in today’s 10km sprint with a time of 28:23.4 (1+2). Jeremy Teela (Heber City, UT) finished 46th (28.30.4/2+3), and Sean Doherty (Center Conway, NH) posted a time of 29:14.2 (1+5) for a 65th place finish. Russia’s Andrei Makoveev won the sprint with a time of 26:39.8 (1+1). Extended results from the men’s sprint are available here: http://services.biathlonresults.com/Results.aspx?RaceId=BT1314SIBUCP01SMSPS

 

Doherty, Teela and Dreissigacker will join the team in Ostersund to compete in the remainder of World Cup 1.

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