Grace Miller, in Paralympic debut, takes 10th and 16th in cross country events

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - UPDATE:
Grace Miller took 16th in her second Olympic race this week - the 1.5-kilometer cross country sprint.

She clocked 5:52.46 in the qualifier.

The 2018 Winter Paralympic Games continue through March 18.

Grace Miller, of Palmer, skied her way to a 10th-place finish in her Paralympic debut Monday.

"It’s really fun," she told U.S. Paralympic reporters Monday. "I really love the community of people, they’re all really supportive.

"Even coaches who are not on the same nation as me still cheer for me, which is amazing," she said.

Miller flew through the 15-kilometer course in 1:08:51.5, good enough for a 10th-place finish in the standing race. Her previous longest race distance was 10km, according to a U.S. Paralympic release.

Competition resumes Tuesday with the men’s and women’s middle-distance biathlon.