U.S. Biathlete Rachel Steer of Anchorage, Alaska, finished in the top 30 twice this weekend in Biathlon World Cup action in Pokljuka, Slovenia.

Steer, the top-ranked U.S. female biathlete, opened the weekend Thursday with a 26th-place finish in the women's 15 kilometer individual competition.

She followed that up with 29th in the 10K pursuit on Sunday. Sweden's Magdalena Forsberg won both events and has now won all four World Cup competitions this season.

The Alaska native, now residing in Park City, was the only member of the U.S. Biathlon Team competing in Europe. She's preparing for the upcoming Olympic trials Dec. 29-Jan. 3 at Soldier Hollow near Midway.

Most of the U.S. Biathlon Team competed in the Utah Winter Games Biathlon Sprint this weekend as a trials tuneup. National Team members Jill Krause, of St. Cloud, Minn., and Andrea Nahrgang of Wayzata, Minn., finished first and second.

In the men's 10K Sprint, Jeremy Teela, of Anchorage, Alaska, won in 24:41 with two penalties. Teammate Lawton Redman of Florence, Vt., finished with no penalties but was 27 seconds behind. Twenty-year-old Lowell Bailey, of Lake Placid, N.Y., was third, while Salt Lake's David Gieck struggled on the shooting range with four penalties and finished fourth. Top American Jay Hakkinen, of Kasilof, Alaska, did not compete, due to a head cold.