Alaska Skiers Placing Well In National Championships

Alaska skiers continue to post top results at the U.S. cross country ski championships in Michigan.

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Thursday, Alaska Pacific University program skier Rosie Brenan won her second straight title in chilly Houghton,Michigan, taking the women’s 20 kilometer classic event. She was joined by three APU teammates in the top 10, including Becca Rorabaugh, formerly of Fairbanks, who finished 5th.

APU skiers also fared well in the men’s 30 K race, with Lex Treinen in second, and four others in the top 10, including former Fairbanks residents David Norris and Reese Hanneman in 5th and 6th.

In the junior men’s race Fairbanks skier Max Donaldson put up another top result, placing 8th in the junior men’s 10k event. Donaldson was the top skier in the under 18 age group and secured a spot on a U.S. team that will travel to races in Sweden.

The National Champions conclude Saturday with a skate technique sprint.

Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

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