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Junior Nationals remains on track for Feb. 22 to 26

SALISBURY — Willie Hallihan of the Salisbury Winter Sports Association said on Sunday, Feb. 20, that “all systems are go” for the Junior Nationals Nordic Combined competition this weekend in Salisbury and at Mohawk Mountain Ski Area in Cornwall.

Hallihan did add the caveat “subject to change” to his assessment, and urged spectators to go to www. jncjn2022.com for updates.

Last week saw unseasonably warm temperatures and rain, followed by an abrupt cooling-off and about 4  inches of new snow.

Hallihan said that on Saturday, Feb. 19, the SWSA volunteers “re-snowed the 65 meter tower and insulated it to preserve it. We’ve been making more snow these cold nights so I think we’re OK.”

The Junior Nationals bring top young ski jumpers and Nordic combined competitors from around the U.S. for four days of events that began on Tuesday, Feb. 22, and conclude on Saturday, Feb. 26.

Jumping contests on Thursday, Feb. 24, and on Saturday, Feb. 26, are scheduled to begin at Satre Hill in Salisbury at 9 a.m. and continue until about noon. The cross-country racing at Mohawk in Cornwall begins at 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday.

On Friday night, Feb. 25, there is elimination jumping under the lights at Satre Hill at 6 p.m.

Admission to the competitions is free. Check the website for changes to the schedules, www. jncjn2022.com.

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