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Posted: Friday, March 17, 2006

Hakkinen takes 65th in sprint

Kasilof biathlete Jay Hakkinen finished 65th in a World Cup 10-kilometer biathlon sprint Thursday in Kontiolahti, Finland.

The sprint has two five-shot shooting stages — a prone and a standing. For each miss, competitors ski a 150-meter penalty loop. Hakkinen had three misses at the prone stage. He did not miss in the standing stage, but could never make up the gap from the misses in the prone stage. Hakkinen also was battling the effects of a cold. His finish does not qualify him for the 12.5-kilometer pursuit at Kontiolahti on Saturday.

Kenai’s Baldwin competes at NCAA Division III track meet

Dallas Baldwin, a junior at Worcester (Mass.) State College and a graduate of Kenai Central High School, competed at the NCAA Division III indoor track and field championships March 10-11 at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn.

Baldwin qualified for the meet in the high jump after placing fourth at the Eastern College Athletic Conference meet with a jump of 5 feet, 2 1/2 inches. Baldwin tied for 14th at the national meet with a jump of 5 feet, 1 1/4 inches.



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