Schulz adds fourth-place finish in Anchorage

Everett Cason, of Alaska, finishes his heat despite a broken ski during the U16 classic sprint race at the 2019 U.S. Ski & Snowboard Cross Country Junior National Championships Wednesday at Kincaid Park in Anchorage, Alaska. (Provided photo — Michael Dinneen)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Lake Placid native Scott Schulz had another successful day Wednesday at the U.S. Cross Country Junior Nationals, finishing fourth overall in the U20 Sprint Classic race in Kincaid Park.

Schulz, who competes as a member of the Sun Valley ski club, finished the A Finals race in 3 minutes, 24.83 seconds. Gus Schumacher, of Alaska, won the race with a time of 3:06.07, Conor Munns, of Stratton Mountain School, finished in 3:20.56 and Will Solow, of Colby College Nordic Ski, was third in 3:21.40.

Schulz won a silver medal in Monday’s freestyle race.

Competing with New York Ski Educational Foundation, Jacob Alberga, of Saranac Lake, recorded a time of 3:41.56 in the race’s qualifying round.

NYSEF had several skiers in the U18, although none were able to advance into the quarterfinal round. Colton Martin recorded a time of 3:33.08 in the qualifying round, while teammates Kai Frantz (3:36.31), James Flanigan (3:40.16), Joseph Wilson (3:49.36), Alex Gragomeni (3:51.69), Van Ledger (3:53.89) and Michael Skutt (3:55.63) also compete in the boys race.

Sylvie Linck, of Lake Placid, was the lone NYSEF girl in the U18 race. She finished her heatr in 4:47.26.

Adrian Hayden was the top NYSEF finisher in the U16 race, recording a time of 3:53.40 in the qualifying heat. Max Flanigan finished his heat in 4:21.17.

Marli Damp and Annie Rose-McCandlish represented NYSEF in the U16 girls race. Damp finished her heat in 4:29.09 and Rose-McCandlish covered the course in 4:59.25.

The Junior Championships continue Friday with mass start classic races and concludes Saturday with a freestyle relay.

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