by Aims Coney

Alex Jospe will be too modest to toot her own horn and perhaps too exhausted to write a report, BUT YOU NEED TO  KNOW THIS - today she was 13th at the World Cup Ski-O Sprint competition held on the Auburn Ski Club trails at Donner Pass.  And, as the top skier from the US and Canada she won the North American Championship gold.  We spectators saw a thrilling all-out finish and watched her drop exhausted to the snow for several minutes before she could remove her skis and download her timing chip.  Way to go Alex!
Alex edged esteemed USA and CSU teammate Ali Crocker, who was one place back, by almost a minute.  Individually Ali and Alex are the best US ski-orienteers we’ve ever had of any gender and as a duo are truly special.  Today’s race puts their friendly rivalry onto an even higher level.  Way to go Alex and Ali!
With the competition half over, they have four races to go, the World Cup Medium and Relay Thursday and Friday, and the USA Medium and Sprint Championships this weekend. Good luck and clean navigating to you both!