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Wednesday’s Sprint Schedule

Here’s the schedule for today’s Doyon Utilities USSA Distance National Championships Sprint Event.  There are some minor changes from the original schedule due to the addition of a junior sprint bracket.

Sprint Qualifying: Men start at 3:45PM, Women at 4:06PM

Junior Heats (two 6-skier semifinals and an A final for both genders) Begin at 5:25PM and end at 6PM

Open/Senior Heats (30 men and 30 women qualify for the heats) Begin at 6:15PM and end at 7:45PM

Awards will immediately follow the completion of the women’s A final

Schedule

  • Friday, March 24 – athlete arrival, unofficial training on all courses
  • Saturday, March 25 – athlete arrival, Official Training on all courses in the afternoon beginning at 4PM – we will try to make the courses available earlier, however in the morning and early afternoon the Jim Whisenhant Trails will be in use for the Sonot Kkaazoot 50Km, the NSCF’s annual ski marathon
  • Sunday, March 26 – 12:30PM – Team Captains’ Meeting at Taiga Building at Wedgewood Resort
    Official Training on courses for Skiathlon; unofficial training on all courses
  • Monday, March 27 – 5PM Start: Women’s 7.5Km Cl + 7.5Km Fr Skiathlon; Junior Women’s 7.5Km Classic (simultaneous start)
    6:15PM Start – Men’s 11.25Km Cl + 11.25Km Fr Skiathlon; Junior Men’s 11.25Km Classic (simultaneous start)
  • Tuesday, March 28 – 12:30PM – Team Captains’ Meeting at Taiga Building at Wedgewood Resort
    Official Training on sprint courses; unofficial training on relay and 30Km/50Km courses
  • Wednesday, March 29 – 4:00PM Start: National Championship Sprint Free Qualifying, Men’s 1.51Km, Women’s 1.47Km; 6PM Start – Sprint Free Heats (6 minute intervals between heats)
  • Thursday, March 30 – 12:30PM – Team Captains’ Meeting at Taiga Building at Wedgewood Resort
    Official Training on relay courses; unofficial training on 30Km/50Km courses
  • Friday, March 31 – 6:30PM Start: National Championship Mixed Gender/Mixed Technique Relay
    7PM – Volunteer party at Birch Hill Cross Country Ski Center (large building at the competition venue)
  • Saturday, April 1 – Official Training on 30Km and 50Km courses
    5:00PM – Team Captains’ Meeting at Taiga Building at Wedgewood Resort
  • Sunday, April 2 – 10:00AM – Women’s Mass Free 30Km (1x5Km + 3×8.3Km); Junior Girls Mass Free 13.3Km (1x5Km + 1×8.3Km – simultaneous start)
    12:30PM – Men’s Mass Free 50Km (1x5Km + 6×7.5Km); Junior Boys Mass Free 20Km (1x5Km + 2×7.5Km – simultaneous start)
    Time and Location TBA – Athlete and Coach party; tentative location:  Birch Hill Cross Country Ski Center

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