Abrahamson finishes first at Junior Nationals

Posted: Friday, March 02, 2001

Homer's Syverine Abrahamson skied to a first-place finish Wednesday at the Junior National Biathlon Championships at the Maine Winter Sports Center in Fort Kent, Maine.

Also at the competition, Kenai's Jordan Engel finished in ninth place in the youth men's 10-kilometer pursuit. Engel finished in 43 minutes, 49.9 seconds, missing five shots from the prone position and three shots from the standing position. Engel's final time put him 7:12.9 out of first place.

Abrahamson won the 8-kilometer youth women's pursuit with a time of 31:24.6. Abrahamson missed two shots from the prone position and one from the standing position along the way. Abrahamson was 41.9 seconds ahead of her closest competitor.

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