Canadians Katherine Stewart-Jones and Cendrine Browne posted top-30 finishes Saturday within the ladies’s 30-kilometre classic-ski race on the world nordic ski championships.
Stewart-Jones, of Chelsea, Que., was twenty third while Browne, of Saint-Jerome, Que., completed twenty seventh. Dahria Beatty of Whitehorse ended up thirty fourth.
“It was a good day,” Canadian crew head coach Erik Braten mentioned. “Katherine went for it from the start but was really tired and did not have it in her today [but] she showed her mental strength by hanging in there.
“Cendrine is exhibiting she will also be robust in basic. A top-30 in basic in situations like that is spectacular. Dahria additionally had a really sensible race, pacing herself and holding regular pace all the best way by means of.”
Stewart-Jones posted a time of 1:31:02.0.
“I’m glad with my race,” she said. “I went for it from the beginning, hoping I had a top-15 in me, however I wasn’t in a position to maintain on.
“I’m proud of myself for being gutsy even if I didn’t quite get the result I was looking for. I’m happy with my improvement this year, and knowing that I’m able to make that kind of jump gives me confidence going into the Olympic year.”
Browne registered her third top-30 end with a time of 1:32:53.9.
“I’m so happy [with result],” she mentioned. “I had no expectations for today because I didn’t know how my body would react after so many hard races, but I still had some energy after all.
“It was a great onerous battle. It’s by far my greatest world championships, having top-30 leads to each distance race.”
Beatty’s time was 1:34:57.3.