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Kikkan Randall and Liz Stephen Debut in Relay Race

Mon, Feb  5, 2007 - By US Ski Team

DAVOS, Switzerland (Feb. 4) - U.S. women finished 11th Sunday behind Sweden in a 4x5K World Cup relay race while the U.S. men's team was 12th behind Russia in the 4x10K race.

Sweden won in 53:51.6 with the four Americans 11th with a time of 58:15.7. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) and Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT), who made her World Cup debut Saturday, were joined by two others skiing in their first World Cup race: Morgan Arritola (Fairfield, ID) and Taz Mannix (Anchorage, AK).

In the men's race, Russia led a four-nation sprint to the finish before winning in 1:35.42.6, four-tenths of a second ahead of Italy. The U.S. foursome - Kris Freeman (Andover, NH), Chris Cook (Rhinelander, WI), James Southam (Anchorage, AK) and Andrew Johnson (Greensboro, VT) - was 12th in 1:39.17.1.

For complete results: http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/604/1228.html?cal_suchsector=CC&event_id=20776