Presque Isle, Maine - Kris Freeman, the US Ski Team's most successful distance skier this year is signed up to race in the TAMC US National Championship Pursuit and Marathon.
Over the past several years Kris Freeman has lead the US Ski Team's men in top finishes in the distance races on the international circuit. At this year's World Championships in Sapporo, Japan, Freeman managed a 12th place in the mass start 50km marathon. This was the top finish for the US Team in the distance events.
Accompanying Freeman, will be his US Teammates Torin Koos, Leif Zimmerman and Andrew Johnson. Koos and Zimmerman are scheduled to compete in all races including the Northern Skiers Cash Sprints in Caribou. Freeman and Johnson will sit out the Sprint competition and focus on the distance races- a 30km Pursuit and 50km Marathon for the men.
On the women's squad of the US Ski Team, 5 competitors will soon arrive in Presque Isle. They are Liz Stephen, Tazlina Mannix, Lindsey Weier, Lindsay Williams and Morgan Arritola. Arritola will rest during the Team Sprints in Caribou while the others will compete in all three competitions of the TAMC International Spring Series. The Women's Pursuit on March 30th is a 15 kilometer race and the Marathon on April 1st is a 30 kilometer race.
Reprinted with permission from the Nordic Heritage Sport Club.