HOUGHTON, Mich.—Colorado's Magnus Boee and Alaska Fairbanks' Mariel Pulles won the Classic Sprint races here Wednesday at the U.S. National Cross Country Ski Championships, which double as an RMISA qualifier for the NCAA Championships.
Boee was joined by two other Buffaloes in the top five, with Will Koch taking third and newcomer Hugo Hinckfuss taking fifth. Utah's Luke Jager took second and as the top American finisher, won the National Championship, and UAF's Christopher Kalev took fourth.
On the women's side, four of the top five were the same as Monday's 10K Freestyle race in a different order. Pulles won the race from the RMISA perspective, taking second overall in the final heat. MSU's Tilde Baangman took second with Utah's Sydney Palmer-Leger taking third to round out the podium. UAF's Kendall Kramer was fourth and Colorado's Weronika Kaleta fifth.
This was the second of four races that are happening this week at the U.S. Championships and the last that will count as an RMISA Qualifier for the NCAA Championships.
Next up for the Nordic teams are the Montana State Invitational, set for Jan. 13-14 in Bozeman at Crosscut.