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By Jana Peterson
Pine Knot News 

Maijala skis to national championship

 

March 29, 2019

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Cloquet graduate Anja Maijala was the top sprint finisher at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Cross Country Junior National Championships earlier this month in Anchorage, Alaska.

Cloquet graduate and Alaska Nanooks skier Anja Maijala ended her ski season on a high note, despite a nagging shoulder injury.

Maijala was the top U20 female skier in the 1.4K classic sprint at the 2019 U.S. Ski and Snowboard Cross Country Junior National Championships March 13 in Anchorage, Alaska. She won her sprint race in 3 minutes, 49 seconds.

Maijala's win came only two weeks after she separated her shoulder during the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association Championships and NCAA West Regional at the same Anchorage venue, Kincaid Park.

She said she went into the qualifying rac...



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