Sargent and Dunklee Place Well, But Fall Short of Medaling
SOCHI-Tuesday was a bit disappointing for Barton ladies Ida Sargent and Susan Dunklee. While both girls were in good positions to make a medal run, it eluded both of them this time.While most of the Kingdom was still sleeping, Sargent began her qualifying race in Sochi. In her Olympic debut she skied a 2:39.8 race. This time landed her in 26th place and guaranteed her a spot in the quarter-finals for the Ladies 7.5km Sprint Freestyle.Later in the morning, Sargent skied in heat three of the quarter finals. She came in fourth for her heat with a time of 2:39.05. This placed her 19th overall. Unfortunately, this was not enough to pass through to the semifinal race.Dunklee skied in the Women’s Biathlon Pursuit later in the day. After tying for the U.S. Women's highest biathlon position ever on Sunday, 14th, she took the field by storm Tuesday. While in fourth place, she approached the last of four shooting ranges in position to take the first ever medal in Biathlon for the U.S. But here things took a downturn. Out of her last five shots, Dunklee missed three. The resulting penalty laps landed her in 18th place.While both ladies didn’t attain medal slots, both placed well overall. They both will compete again on Thursday.