December 20, 2008
Simi Hamilton, of Middlebury College, leads a pack of skiers toward the finish line during the semifinals of the Steamboat Junior Nationals qualifier at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs. Hamilton won the heat, but lost in the finals, falling just short of Men's Open champion Kevin Hochtl.
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Lynch 1 of 4 local skiers to win in sprints Friday
The course for Friday's sprint portion of the Steamboat Junior Nationals Nordic skiing qualifier event at Howelsen Hill is narrow with plenty of steep climbing sections.