Dunklee Pulls Off Trifecta at Nationals

By Bill Kellick | March 31, 2019, 5:42 p.m. (ET)


Susan Dunklee swept the women's events at the 2019 U.S. Biathlon National Championships

JERICHO, Vermont (March 31, 2019) -- Susan Dunklee (Barton, Vt.) made it a clean sweep in the women's events at the 2019 U.S. Biathlon National Championships with a win in Saturday's super sprint. Her victory at the Ethan Allen Biathlon Center gave her three wins for the weekend, including gold medals in the sprint and pursuit.

Her time of 16 minutes, 8.1 seconds in the super sprint was 13.9 seconds ahead of Clare Egan (Cape Elizabeth, Maine). Dunklee had three penalties on the range, all in the first standing stage, while Egan shot clean on all 20 targets. The bronze medal went to Emily Dreissigacker (Morrisville, Vt.), with a single prone penalty, 43.3 seconds back of Dunklee.

Sean Doherty (Center Conway, N.H.) took his second gold medal of the weekend with a win in the men's super sprint. He stopped the clock in 14:47.6 with three penalties for the victory. Cody Johnson (Fort Kent, Maine) was second, 26.1 seconds back with two penalties, while the bronze medal went to Travis Cooper (Kenai, Alaska) with three penalties, 27.4 seconds behind Doherty.

For full results, visit the Ethan Allen Biathlon Club website.