Methow Valley Nordic Team skier Olivia Ekblad pushes through the sprint classic course en route to a second-place finish among U18/20 women at Soldier Hollow, Utah, earlier this month. Ekblad went on to place fourth in the finals and is among four MVNT racers who have qualified for the Nordic Junior Nationals that will be held in Stowe, Vt., early in March.  Photo courtesy of Leslie Hall

Methow Valley Nordic Team skier Olivia Ekblad pushes through the sprint classic course en route to a second-place finish among U18/20 women at Soldier Hollow, Utah, earlier this month. Ekblad went on to place fourth in the finals and is among four MVNT racers who have qualified for the Nordic Junior Nationals that will be held in Stowe, Vt., early in March. Photo courtesy of Leslie Hall