The SuperTour continued its circuit through the West last week, stopping in Sun Valley for 3-days of racing. The weekend featured a 15 k classic mass start, classic sprint, and 10 k skate individual start.
On the women’s side, Alaska Pacific University (APU)’s Hailey Swirbul continued her strong start to the season, kicking off the weekend with a win in the 15 k classic before taking 2nd place in the subsequent classic sprint and skate 10 k. University of Utah’s (UU) Sydney Palmer-Leger traded places with Swirbul from Thursday to Saturday, finishing 2nd in the 15 k classic before winning the classic sprint. Alexandra Lawson rounded out the women’s field top performers for Craftsbury, turning in a win in the 10 k skate after finishing in 3rd in the classic sprint.
The men’s field was more wide-open day-to-day in Sun Valley, starting off with a win from Bridger Ski Foundation’s (BSF) Finn O’Connell in the 15 k classic. Skiing for Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (SSWSC), David Norris placed 2nd in both distance races on the weekend, following the 15 k classic up with the 10 k skate on Sunday. University of Utah (UU) Senior Tom Mancini, meanwhile, won the 10 k skate after finishing runner-up in the previous day’s classic sprint. Canadian Xavier McKeever, skiing for the Alberta World Cup Academy, was first in the sprint race.
NNF Cup Standings After Sun Valley, Idaho Races
The consistent skiing of Sydney Palmer-Leger and Tom Mancini led the way to keep the University of Utah out in front of the NNF Cup standings in the Overall, Men, and Women’s classifications. Hailey Swirbul’s place at the front of the pack propelled a surge from APU this week, with the defending NNF Cup holders climbing into 3rd place across each classification. Strong skiing from Craftsbury Green Racing Project saw their Women climb into 2nd place in that classification.
- University of Utah – 604 points.
- Bridger Ski Foundation Pro Team – 421 points.
- APU Nordic Ski Center – 357 points.
- University of Utah – 363 points.
- Bridger Ski Foundation – 240 points.
- APU Nordic Ski Center – 166 points.
- University of Utah – 241 points.
- Craftsbury Green Racing Project – 199 points.
- APU Nordic Ski Center – 191 points.
The NNF Cup celebrates club excellence in America’s premier domestic ski competition by tallying performance of club teams across the SuperTour season. The NNF Cup was awarded to Alaska Pacific University last season. Follow along on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and newsletter as we track this season’s cup!
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