Bates alum Freeman is second American finisher at World Cup event
VERNON, British Columbia — Bates College alumnus Justin Freeman finished second only to his younger brother, Kris Freeman, among U.S. men at the International Ski Federation 2005 World Cup men’s 2×15 kilometer Pursuit Saturday at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre.
Justin Freeman, a 1998 Bates graduate, finished the event 43rd overall, in a time of 1:20:32.6, a fraction of a second ahead of countryman Andrew Johnson. Kris Freeman was the top American finisher, in 23rd place at 1:17.42.1. Germans took the top five spots, led by Tobias Angerer in 1:17:19.2
David Chamberlain, also a 1998 Bates graduate, was the fifth finisher from the United States, coming in 52nd place overall at 1:22:20.8.
The World Cup event will figure prominently in the selection of the U.S. Olympic Cross Country Ski Team, which will take place in January after the U.S. Nationals.