Dunklee and Bailey Capture National Pursuit Titles

By Bill Kellick | March 30, 2018, 4:10 p.m. (ET)


Susan Dunklee raced to a convincing win in the women's pursuit at the U.S. Biathlon National Championships

PARK CITY, Utah (March 30, 2018) - Olympians Susan Dunklee (Barton, Vt.) and Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, N.Y.) won their second consecutive gold medals on Friday as the pursuit races were held at the U.S. Biathlon National Championships at the Soldier Hollow Nordic Center. Both athletes were coming off sprint wins on Thursday.

Dunklee took the women's 10-kilometer pursuit in a time of 32 minutes, 9.1 seconds. She had two penalties on the shooting range. Dunklee's Olympic teammates, Clare Egan (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) and Emily Dreissigacker (Morrisville, Vt.) joined her on the podium, finishing second and third, respectively. Egan, with three penalties, was 2:20.6 back while Dreissigacker crossed the line 3:46.9 behind Dunklee, with two penalties.

Bailey also skied to a decisive victory, outpacing runner-up and Olympic teammate Sean Doherty (Center Conway, N.H.) by 1:31.7. Fellow Olympian Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, N.Y.) took the bronze medal, 1:38.8 behind Bailey, who had three penalties. Doherty finished with six penalties while Burke had nine.

Competition concludes on Saturday with the mass start races.

For full results, visit the Soldier Hollow Nordic Center website.