A great week of racing!

Josh Valentine during his sprint qualifier and Mary Kretchmer during the 5km freestyle individual race

Lake Placid, NY – March 12, 2017 – Gunstock Nordic Association – Mary and Josh are All Americans—congratulations! And the New England team takes home the prestigious Alaska Cup. The Alaska Cup cup is awarded to the region who acquires the most points from all 4 days of racing. Our New England skiers produced solid results in each race, helping New England score a total of 1352 points for the week, besting the Intermountain/Northern region by 298 points.

Josh finished in the top of every event and Mary (3rd from the left) help to ski her relay team to 2nd place.

Josh finished in the top 10 in all 4 of his races and Mary (3rd from the left) help to ski her relay team to 2nd place.

Day 4 (3/11/17) – 3 x 3 km Team Relays

U16 Boys’ Relay – NE Team: Will Koch, Matthew Moreau, and Josh Valentine, 4th place, 23:09.2
U20 Women’s Relay – NE Team: Alexandra Lawson, Mary Kretchmer, and Mackenzie Rizio, 2nd place, 25:51.5

Day 3 (3/10/17) – Classic Individual Starts

U16 Boys’ 5km – Josh Valentine, 4th place, 15:22.5
U20 Women’s 10km – Mary Kretchmer, 11th place (10th American), 35:27.9

Day 2 (3/8/17) – 1.5km Classic Sprint

U16 Boys – Josh Valentine
· Qualifier – 3rd place, 4:20.70
· Quarterfinal Heat – 1st place, 4:33.60
· Semifinal Heat 2 – 5th place, 4:42.40
· Finals – Heat B – 1st place (7th overall), 4:39.45

U20 Women – Mary Kretchmer
· Qualifier – 11th place, 5:02.34
· Quarterfinal Heat – 5th place, 5:53.37

Day 1 (3/6/17) – 5km Freestyle Individual Starts

U16 Boys – Josh Valentine, 4th place, 13:06.9
U20 Women – Mary Kretchmer, 15th place, 15:14.7

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