Sunday, November 10, 2002 - Results
Freeman, Peterson top Continental Cup Sprints

The Continental Cup series continued today with sprint racing in Fairbanks, Alaska. The races were held on the West Valley High School ski trails. Cold weather brought good conditions on the tight seven turn course.

In the absence of Olympic medallist Beckie Scott, US skier Aelin Peterson took the first continental cup win of her career, narrowly edging Sara Renner by 0.4 seconds. Renner was closely followed by Wendy Wagner of the US National team and Canadian Milaine Theriault in her 2002/2003 racing debut.

The men's race proved to be a battle between Kris Freeman and Carl Swenson for the second day in a row. This time the roles were reversed, with Kris Freeman over-powering yesterday's 15km freestyle winner Carl Swenson, who fell in the final but still finished second. Torin Koos was third while Lars Flors, the US National Sprint Champion, was relegated to fourth for causing Koos to crash.

The Canadian National women's team now returns to Canmore for a five day break before heading to Europe to join up with the World Cup circuit. The Canadian National men's team will leave on Tuesday for 2 weeks of training in Silver Star before contesting the next continental cup races in West Yellowstone, Montana.

Women's 1km Sprint Ranking List
Heat Results With Times
Women Finals A
1. 21  Aelin Peterson        NSCF/Alpina           3:17.5   0.0
2. 22  Sara Renner           Canadian Natl Team    3:17.9   0.4
3. 23  Wendy Wagner          US Ski Team           3:18.5   1.0
4. 24  Milaine Theriault     Canadian Natl Team    3:21.7   4.2

Women Finals B
1. 28  Sarah Konrad          Alpina                3:28.7   0.0
2. 25  Christine Bisson      Canadian Natl Team    3:32.5   3.8
3. 26  Johana Turunen                              3:33.2   4.5
4. 27  Gabrielle Nadeau      Canadian Natl Team    3:34.0   5.4

Women Quarterfinals - Heat 1
1. 21  Aelin Peterson        NSCF/Alpina           3:24.8   0.0
2. 28  Sarah Konrad          Alpina                3:25.3   0.5
3. 29  Kasandra Rice         AK Winter Stars       3:25.9   1.1

Women Quarterfinals - Heat 2
1. 25  Christine Bisson      Canadian Natl Team    3:36.8   0.0
2. 24  Milaine Theriault     Canadian Natl Team    3:37.1   0.3
3. 32  Davya Baker           NSCF/WVHS             3:46.1   9.2
4. 33  Krynn Finstad         NSCF/LHS              4:04.6  27.7

Women Quarterfinals - Heat 3
1. 22  Sara Renner           Canadian Natl Team    3:29.8   0.0
2. 27  Gabrielle Nadeau      Canadian Natl Team    3:32.4   2.6
3. 30  Haley Ohms            UAA                   3:32.9   3.1

Women Quarterfinals - Heat 4
1. 23  Wendy Wagner          US Ski Team           3:23.0   0.0
2. 26  Johana Turunen                              3:26.2   3.2
3. 31  Erinn Whitmer                               3:39.8  16.7
4. 34  Ashley Helmers        NSCF                  4:11.3  48.3

Women Semifinals Heat 1
1. 21  Aelin Peterson        NSCF/Alpina           3:22.0   0.0
2. 24  Milaine Theriault     Canadian Natl Team    3:22.3   0.4
3. 28  Sarah Konrad          Alpina                3:22.6   0.7
4. 25  Christine Bisson      Canadian Natl Team    3:28.8   6.8

Women Semifinals Heat 2
1. 22  Sara Renner           Canadian Natl Team    3:22.1   0.0
2. 23  Wendy Wagner          US Ski Team           3:22.5   0.3
3. 26  Johana Turunen                              3:25.4   3.3
4. 27  Gabrielle Nadeau      Canadian Natl Team    3:32.6  10.5
Men's 1km Sprint Ranking List
Heat Results With Times
Men Finals A
1.  1  Kris Freeman          US Ski Team           2:52.8   0.0
2.  2  Carl Swenson          US Ski Team           2:57.4   4.6
3.  3  Torin Koos            US Ski Team           3:13.6  20.8
4.  8  Lars Flora            Independent-relegated to 4th place

Men Finals B
1.  4  Andrew Johnson        US Ski Team           2:54.4   0.0
2. 10  Michal Malak          UAF                   2:57.3   2.9
3.  5  David Chamberlain     MWSC                  2:57.6   3.2
4.  6  Colin Mahood          XC Oregon/Atomic      2:58.2   3.7

Men Quarterfinals - Heat 1
1.  1  Kris Freeman          US Ski Team           2:52.3   0.0
2.  8  Lars Flora            Independent           2:52.7   0.4
3.  9  David Stewart         MWSC/Subaru Factory   2:56.3   4.0
4. 16  Nick Trautz           MWSC/Alpina           2:57.9   5.6

Men Quarterfinals - Heat 2
1.  5  David Chamberlain     MWSC                  2:53.6   0.0
2.  4  Andrew Johnson        US Ski Team           2:53.8   0.2
3. 13  Justin Freeman                              2:54.1   0.6
4. 12  Jason Lemieux         MWSC/Subaru Factory   2:55.4   1.8

Men Quarterfinals - Heat 3
1.  2  Carl Swenson          US Ski Team           2:54.7   0.0
2. 10  Michal Malak          UAF                   2:55.0   0.3
3. 15  Juraj Brugos          UAF                   2:59.0   4.3
4.  7  Chad Giese            Subaru Factory Team   3:11.8  17.1

Men Quarterfinals - Heat 4
1.  3  Torin Koos            US Ski Team           2:59.7   0.0
2.  6  Colin Mahood          XC Oregon/Atomic      3:00.5   0.8
3. 11  Brent Lowen           UAF                   3:04.7   5.0
4. 14  Tim Woodbury          MWSC/Rossignol        3:06.3   6.6

Men Semifinals Heat 1
1.  1  Kris Freeman          US Ski Team           2:50.7   0.0
2.  8  Lars Flora            Independent           2:51.3   0.5
3.  5  David Chamberlain     MWSC                  2:51.5   0.8
4.  4  Andrew Johnson        US Ski Team           2:51.8   1.1

Men Semifinals Heat 2
1.  2  Carl Swenson          US Ski Team           2:52.8   0.0
2.  3  Torin Koos            US Ski Team           2:53.2   0.5
3.  6  Colin Mahood          XC Oregon/Atomic      2:54.0   1.2
4. 10  Michal Malak          UAF                   2:54.3   1.5

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