WOC 2010 got off to a great start for the US women, with Samantha Saeger and Alison Crocker taking places in this afternoon's sprint final after great races in the morning's qualifier. Samantha was 14th in her heat and had to push hard in the end to qualify - she had the fastest time in her heat from the pre-warning to the finish and made the final with just 4 seconds to spare! Alison made the final in her first WOC race ever, coming 13th in her heat. Sandra Zurcher also had a solid race and finished just three places outside the final.
The maps from the sprint qualifying races are available here.