Erin and her New England teammates getting down to business in the heats
Erin qualified in 7th position and was put into a stacked quarterfinal heat. Kind of cool that all three of the New England racers in her quarter also happened to be from New Hampshire...I don't know if they planned it or not, but right from the gun Erin, Maddy and Hannah broke away from the rest of the heat and made it a 3-person race up front. Erin hung in there for third and I was 90% sure she would nab a lucky-loser spot. Unfortunately she was just outside but still ended up 13th place! Another great result!
Everett (bib #7) rocking his quarterfinal
Mid-A had a solid day, with a good deal of athletes qualifying for the heats. The big result of the day came from NYSEF racer Everett Sapp, who used great tactics to advance through the rounds. Being one of the smaller guys in the heats, Everett would just hang near the back of the pack and not concern himself with getting into trouble on the downhills. Then, he just hammered that last big climb and pulled away from the rest. He ended up making it all the way to the final and getting 5th overall!
Marge and Jason, the ones who call all the shots!
Special appearance by Duncan Douglas aka "JackedUpOldMan" (in Toko jacket). For those that are unaware Duncan is a top biathlete and yes, his pole is being used as a rifle in this photo
Some EISA racing action...Gavin Hess (Mid-A/UNH) and Sam Merrens (NE/Dartmouth) in a quarterfinal together
Start of a women's heat...the combination of sun and snow made for some cool lighting up in the mountains