Susan Dunklee of Craftsbury finished fourth in Thursday’s women’s 7.5m sprint in Antholz, Italy, which was the best-ever World Cup finish by an American female biathlete, in the final event before the Sochi Olympics.
The 26-year-old was at her best with a rifle in her hand, as she hit all five targets in the prone stage with no misses and was also perfect in the standing stage. She also survived the tough skiing conditions at altitude.
The next highest American finisher was Sara Studebaker in 57th position. France’s Anais Bescond, Germany’s Andrea Henkel, and Darya Domracheva of Belarus all made the podium.
Susan is the daughter of Stan Dunklee, a Brattleboro boy who skied for the University of Vermont and competed in the 1976 and 1980 Olympics as a cross-country skier. Stan’s older brother Everett Dunklee was one of the best cross-country skiers in BUHS history.
WILMINGTON -- Twin Valley defeated West Rutland 63-49 and outscored Otter Valley 59-51 in a pair of recent games to remain undefeated.
Colin Lozito had 18 points and seven dimes for the 10-0 Wildcats versus West Rutland. Sam Molner (16 points, 14 rebounds) and DJ Lazelle (10 points, 15 rebounds) each had a double-double.
Against Otter Valley, Dal Nesbitt (22 points), Molner (11), Lazelle (10) and Lozito (10) did most of the offensive damage. Cade Nesbitt added eight assists, seven rebounds and four blocks, while Lazelle also had a dozen boards.