Alaska's Jay Hakkinen wins sprint title at biathlon nationals

Posted: Monday, March 03, 2003

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Jay Hakkinen and Denise Teela used perfect shooting to win sprint titles Sunday at the U.S. Biathlon Championships.

Hakkinen, of Kasilof, Alaska, went 10-for-10 in shooting and finished the 7.5-kilometer men's race in 20 minutes, 21.6 seconds.

Jacob Beste of Minneapolis was second, missing one target and finishing in 22:00. Brian Lilly of Fairport, N.Y., was third.

Teela, of Jericho, Vt., won in 20:55.2.

Lanny Barnes, of Durango, Colo., earned her third straight silver medal of the championships, finishing in 20:59.8. Her twin sister, Tracy, finished third. Tracy Barnes won Saturday's pursuit title.



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