Harvard's Emily Hannah Qualifies for World Junior Championships

Emily Hanna (Photo: Bert Boyer, bertboyer.zenfolio.com)
Emily Hanna (Photo: Bert Boyer, bertboyer.zenfolio.com)

MIDWAY, Utah - Harvard University freshman Nordic skier Emily Hannah (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) is among the athletes named to the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team's 2013 FIS Junior World Championship Team and Under 23 World Championship Teams. The athletes were selected based on results at the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships.

The Junior World Championships will be held January 21-27 in Liberec, Czech.

Hannah, who is the first Harvard skier to qualify for the World Juniors, was on the team that competed in Erzurum, Turkey last year.

Points were awarded to athletes like they are on the World Cup (100 points for first, 80 for second, etc.) and added together from their best two out of three races. Athletes are named to each team from the top of the ranking lists after pre-qualified athletes. Hanna completing one of her runs as the nation's second-ranked junior and 20th overall U.S. skier.   

Junior World Championships (Liberec, Czech Republic. January 12 – 28, 2013)

Women (ranking list):
Mary O'Connell (Dartmouth College)
Corey Stock (Dartmouth College)
Heather Mooney (Middlebury College)
Anika Miller (Payette Lakes Sports)
Sloan Storey (University of Utah)
Emily Hannah (SSWSC/Harvard University)

Men (ranking list):
Logan Hanneman (University of Alaska, Fairbanks)
Ben Saxton (F.A.S.T. Performance Training)
Tucker McCrerey (University of Utah)
Kyle Bratrud (Northern Michigan University)
Sawyer Kesselheim (Bridger Ski Foundation)
Forest Mahlen (APU Nordic Ski Center)