Alison Crocker in Top 3 at 2013 Ski-O Tour

Alison Crocker, member of Cambridge Sports Union and the U.S. Foot and Ski Orienteering Teams, has posted some outstanding results at the European Ski O Tour in France, Switzerland, and Italy during the week of January 5-13, 2013. Also competing in the Elite categories are Greg Walker, and Adrian Owen; and Cristina Luis (France only). Joining them at this event from the USA are veteran Ski O Team members Ken Walker and Sharon Crawford. The level of competition on this Tour is similar to what team members will face at the World Ski Orienteering Championships in Kazahkstan in March, and the races are world ranking events.

Ali has posted two third place finishes in Stage 1 and Stage 3; a minutes and 24 seconds out of first on the first day, and less than 3 minutes back on day 3. While her result in the Stage 2 sprint race was not as high ranking, she'll still earn valuable ranking points to improve her standing on the world orienteering stage. Ken Walker provided a photo of the podium from Stage 3, which Ali has posted in her Attackpoint training log.

UPDATE January 9: Ali added a Silver medal in the Stage 4 race to her previous two Bronze awards (1:08 behind the leader). Great performances at the world level in this sport!

Related links:

  • Stage 1 results (pdf)
    • Ali (3 / 37), Adrian (34/41), Greg (36/41), Cristina (33/37), Ken (1/1, M60+), Sharon (1/1, W60+)
  • Stage 2 results (pdf)
    • Ali (15/34), Greg (40/53), Adrian (41/53), Cristina (31/34), Ken (1/2, M60+), Sharon (1/1, W60+)
  • Stage 3 results (pdf)
    • Ali (3 / 37), Adrian (48/57), Greg (49/57), Ken (4/6, M60+), Sharon (1/1, W60+)
  • Stage 4 results (pdf)
    • Ali (2 / 36), Adrian (46/57), Greg (51/57), Ken (4/6, M60+), Sharon (1/1, W60+)
  • Stage 5 results
    • Greg (33/39), Adrian (35/39), Ken (1/1, M60+), Sharon (1/1, W60+)
  • Stage 6 results

last updated 11 January 2013