Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:48 PM by Mark Freeman
Updated: Jan 20, 2013 10:56 PM
It was a big weekend up at Bohart Ranch. The Junior National qualifying races brought nordic skiers from across the northwest with hopes of making the team that will head up to Fairbanks, Alaska in March.
"You know I would say that the competition is incredibly stiff with so many racers training at so many venues with really really good private nordic programs," said Montana State Sophomore Sam Dougherty.
Julia Hayes, also a sophomore at MSU is certainly glad such a hard course is one she practices on all the time. "This course is definitely one of the harder courses out there just because it is with all the hills so that's always an advantage. Just knowing the territory and knowing how to handle yourself is such an advantage."
But even with such an important race now, these Bobcats still have their eyes set on February, when MSU hosts the NCAA Regionals at home.