Knight skies to 11th place

Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2000

Soldotna's Brent Knight placed 11th Wednesday in a five-kilometer Junior 2 classic race at the Junior National cross-country ski championships in Jackson, N.H.

Knight completed the course in 17:25.7, while Nikiski's Zach Hall finished 32nd in the Junior 2 boys race with a time of 18:29.9.

East (Anchorage) High School's Kikkan Randall again fought it out with Service's Tara Hamilton for the top spot in the Junior 1 girls 10-kilometer race. Randall edged Hamilton by nine-tenths of a second for the gold medal with a time of 36:33.7. Homer's Ida Martin finished 23rd in the event with a time of 41:03.9.

Soldotna's Brandon Newbould finished 46th overall in the boys Older Junior 15-kilometer race with a time of 49:18.7, chasing Colony's Eric Strabel (ninth, 43:10.4).

The Junior Olympics will continue today with freestyle sprints and wrap up Friday with a relay event.

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