Saturday, July 5, 2014

Sprint Qual recap -- Sam through to final this afternoon!

Sam Saeger was the only American to make it through to the Sprint Final after this morning's Qualification races. Sam finished 15th in Women-B, 1:22 behind heat winner Lena Eliasson of Sweden. All the women report running strongly but unfortunately Ali and Tori also report having one bad control each.

Ali, Tori, and Sam discuss routes after Sprint Q. (Photo: Eric Bone)
1. Emma Klingenberg (DEN) 12:57
15. Bernadett Kelemen (HUN) 15:06
30. Alison Crocker (USA) 18:07

1. Tove Alexandersson (SWE) 13:38
15. Olha Panchenko (UKR) 15:05
26. Tori Borish (USA) 17:45

1. Lena Eliasson (SWE) 13:39
15. Samantha Saeger (USA) 15:01

Full results for the women.

Best for the men today was Ross Smith, with a very nice 23rd place in Men-C, 1:13 behind heat winner Yannick Michiels of Belgium.

Men's sprint Q map (
1. Daniel Hubmann (SUI) 12:37
15. Tiago Romao (POR) 13:23
28. Ethan Childs (USA) 14:46

1. Jonas Leandersson (SWE) 12:30
15. Mate Kerenyi (HUN) 13:15
35. Giacomo Barbone (USA) 15:28

1. Yannick Michiels (BEL) 12:46
15. Algirdas Bartkevicius (LTU) 13:29
23. Ross Smith (USA) 13:59

Full results for the men.

This was the first race for WOC rookies Ethan and Tori and a congrats is certainly in order for their results!

The Final takes place in Venice this afternoon starting at 15:20 local time (9:20am EDT). Basic live results from and full live coverage is available for purchase.


Dawn said...

712Nice work Ross and Samantha. That is the way to keep pushing! We're proud of all of the efforts of team USA!

Samantha said...

Thanks! It's been a great week so far and we love all the great support!