Summer Biathlon Series - Elk River
Race results and pictures from Minnesota Biathlon’s first summer rollerski biathlon race of the year held at Elk River on Thursday evening, July 20th. The course was a mix of the paved Woodland Trails adding up to 9.3km. The format was pursuit with 10 sec interval starts, and prone prone standing standing for the shooting. The athlete does a 150 meter extra loop for each missed shot. Twenty shots total.
On the Men’s side, Youth Man, Vasek Cervenka, Mt Itasca Biathlon, laid down the best time of the evening, 27:41 including skiing 4 penalties for 4 missed shots narrowly edging out Senior Man, Jakob Ellingson, also of Mt Itasca Biathlon, who finished in 27:45 w/5 misses.
On the Women’s side, Senior Woman, Siena Ellingson, USBA Senior National Development Team, finished 1st in 34:30 with 5 misses, and Kaisa Bosek, Girl, Alexandria’s Wolfpack Biathlon, finished 2nd in 39:25 with 5 penalties, also.
The next event will be in Jericho Vermont, the NorAm Rollerski Biathlon Championships the 12th and 13th of August followed by the 2nd in the MNBiathlon series at Elk River the 24th of August with zero at 5:00.