MALLES, Italy (Feb. 24) - Simeon Hamilton (Aspen, CO; Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club/Middlebury College) finished 20th Sunday in a 1K sprint in the Under-23 Cross Country World Championships. Hamilton, who has had six other top-20 finishes this season, led U.S. skiers in results.
Robin Bryntesson of Sweden won the men's race, followed by Cyril Miranda of France in second and Russian Nikolay Morilov in third.
Slovenian Vesna Fabjan won the women's competition, followed in second by Sweed Ida Ingemarsdotter and Mari Laukkanen of Finland in third. No U.S. women competed.
The U-23 races continue Tuesday with a men's 15K race and women's 10K.
U-23 CROSS COUNTRY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Malles, ITA - Feb. 24, 2008
1. Robin Bryntesson, Sweden
2. Cyril Miranda, France
3. Nikolay Morilov, Russia
4. Alan Martinelli, Italy
5. Mickail Devjatirov, Russia
20. Simeon Hamilton, Aspen, CO; Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club/Middlebury College
29. Michael Sinnott, Sun Valley, ID; Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation/The Factory Team/Dartmouth College
41. Karl Nygren, Prior Lake, MN; University of Colorado
58. Tyson Flaharty, Fairbanks, AK; Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center
1. Vesna Fabjan, Slovenia
2. Ida Ingemarsdotter, Sweden
3. Mari Laukkanen, Finland
4. Aurore Cuinet, France
5. Natalja Iljina, Russia
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For complete results click here.