On Sat, 17 Mar 2012 19:09:19 -0700 (PDT)
> > Pretty impressive for a 20 year old who just showed up, a la Therese
> > Johaug a few years back. ?Precocious or the real deal, soon to be
> > determined. Based on what she's been doing since 9th grade, I'd say
> > the latter, but the hardest part will be following it up next year.
> > Gene
> I'm going to track her based on how she skis against two specific
> skiers: the 20 year old second cousin cuties Martine Ek Hagen and
> Heidi Weng. I could also compare her against Maiken Caspersen Falla
> and Krista Lahtenmaki even though they're a year older.
That's an unfair comparison at this point, if ever, since all of those
have been competing at the WC level for more or less some time, and
training with other top 5 to 10 skiers who have been much longer.
OTOH, with just several races Diggins ended up well within the top 30 in
distance, so gets Red group status for those weekends for the first
period next year.