Barnes and Smith win Monday Time Trials
COLERAINE, MN (December 16, 2013) – The second of
three time trials races was held today in Mt. Itasca, MN, to determine the
winter US Biathlon IBU Cup team, and to earn a possible nomination to the 2014
U.S. Olympic Biathlon Team.
Casey Smith (Winthrop WA/ Maine Winter
Sports Center) and Tracy Barnes (Duragno, CO/Durango Biathlon) won their
respective time trials today. Extended results from today’s races can be found here. Racing in Mt. Itasca will resume
tomorrow with a mass start competition, and the final time trail race on
Following the competition, one woman and two men will
join Lanny Barnes (Durango, CO), Sara Studebaker (Boise, ID) and Hannah
Dreissigacker (Morrisville, VT) at the IBU Cup in Ridnaun, Italy, January
3-5, 2014. Two men will also join Jeremy Teela (Heber City, UT) and Sean
Doherty (Center Conway, NH) in Ridnaun.
Three women and two men will be nominated to the 2014 Olympic team from
those IBU Cup races.