Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon
Thursday, July 18th, 2019
Woodland Trails Biathlon Range
Recap and results below –
Photos from Bryan Wray:
Full set here: https://photo.wrocket.org/2019/july_elk_river_biathlon/
More here: https://minnesotabiathlon.com/2019/07/roller-ski-biathlon-race-1-elk-river-july-18-2019-photos/
|Elk River Summer Biathlon – 2019-07-18 – By Event|
|Place / Class||Name||Category||Start||Finish||Overall||Back||P||P||S||S||Total|
|1 / 1||Grant, Jackson||YM||1:30||35:59||34:29||+0:00||1||1||2||2||6|
|2 / 1||Bosek, Kaisa||YW||2:20||37:18||34:58||+0:29||1||2||2||1||6|
|3 / 1||Raguse, Gabe||JM||1:10||36:41||35:31||+1:02||2||2||2||3||9|
|4 / 1||Cervenka, Matej||Boy||3:00||38:48||35:48||+1:19||1||3||3||2||9|
|5 / 1||Lindberg, Derek||MM||1:50||38:03||36:13||+1:44||3||1||1||1||6|
|6 / 1||Stertz, Emma||JW||2:10||39:55||37:45||+3:16||1||2||3||4||10|
|7 / 2||Stertz, Sam||YM||1:40||39:26||37:46||+3:17||1||3||4||3||11|
|8 / 2||Pattison, Greg||MM||2:40||40:33||37:53||+3:24||1||1||1||3||6|
|9 / 1||Kautzer, Amanda||SW||2:00||40:01||38:01||+3:32||3||2||3||1||9|
|10 / 2||Grant, Connor||Boy||3:10||43:18||40:08||+5:39||4||3||1||2||10|
|11 / 3||Bosek, Ryker||Boy||2:50||43:54||41:04||+6:35||1||2||1||3||7|
|12 / 1||Landrum, Saylor||Girl||3:30||47:42||44:12||+9:43||3||1||2||3||9|
|13 / 1||Saxton, Tim||SM||3:50||56:13||52:23||+17:54||1||5||3||2||11|
The trails are Elk River Woodland Park were in good condition. The weather was not—close to 90 with a dew point in the 70’s yielded an effective temp of about 95F. Fortunately the trails are shaded and there was a slight breeze.
The course was 3 med loops plus 2 short loops for 9.3km total. A pursuit format was used with 10 sec intervals to spread out the range. Originally 18 athletes has signed up, but 5 were sidelined with illness or injuries. Shooting was PPSS on standard targets for everyone.
The top finisher was Jackson Grant of Little Falls [NNW Biathlon] who missed 6 shots and finished in 34:29. In second was Kaisa Bosek [Wolfpack Bia] who was laying on the speed last night, still missing only 6 shots, and finishing in a time of 34:58 for first woman. Third place went to Gabe Raguse of NNW who struggled in the range a bit, missing 9 targets and finishing in 35:31.
Matej Cervenka, Mt Itasca, was the top Boy missing 9 and finishing in 35:48 followed by Connor Grant, NNW, missing 10 and finishing in 40:08.
Newcomer Saylor Landrum did really well in the range missing 9 for her first race effort, and was the only Girl with a 44:12 finish.
The next event will be on the 8th of August at the same venue.
3x medium, 2x short loops, 4 shooting stages, PPSS.
Younger/novice race categories may have a shorter race depending on coach/athlete decision.
Registration @ 4:30 PM
Please have your paperwork filled out beforehand.
Zero @ 5:00 PM
Race Start @ 6:00 PM
Time-trial start, 10 second interval.
$10 / racer
Cash or check made out to Minnesota Biathlon.
Contact Bill Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org, or sign-up online (save some paper!) at https://forms.gle/oRLkaskeuujEuEtK8
Interested in volunteering, or have other questions?
Contact Brian at email@example.com or 651-366-2952