January 9, 2007

Lindsey Weier A National Champion

Lindsey Weier
Lindsey Weier

HOUGHTON, Mich. Lindsey Weier highlighted the Northern Michigan University women’s cross country ski team’s results at the recently concluded U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championships.  As a team the Wildcats captured the College Cup.

 

Weier captured the 5K classic, on Wednesday, Jan. 3, with a time of 14:51.7.  Teammates Lindsay Williams was seventh (15:27.1) and Tami Kochen 15th (15:43.3).  Maria Stuber was the next ‘Cat to skate across the finish line as she was 22nd (16:06.0).  Other NMU skiers in the race included:  Kelly Ahern, 51st (16:39.5); Anna Berglund, 75th (17:05.6); Tanya Cook, 77th (17:09.0); and Jennifer Wygant, 105th (17:29.0).

 

Thursday, Jan. 4 the race was the 10K freestyle.  Weier again led the ‘Cat contingent with a fifth-place showing.  She covered the course in a time of 28:19.1.  Williams was ninth (28:40.2) and Stuber 11th (29:11.3).  Morgan Smyth placed 15th with a time of 29:30.5.  Kochen had a top 25 finish as she placed 22nd (29:55.1).  Other skiers:  Ahern, 39th (30:55.3); Berglund, 61st (32:05.3); Cook, 69th (32:44.2); Wygant, 86th (33:20.1); and Ingrid Fjeldheim, 105th (34:26.1).

 

NMU captured the 2007 College Cup with 790 points.  Dartmouth was second with 757 points.  The College Cup is part of the U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championships.  College skiers earn points for their institutions through their finishes in the two distance races during the week-long competition.  The points are combined men’s and women’s results.

 

Weier, Williams and Smyth were named to the U.S. team for the U23 World Championships which will be held in Italy later in the month. 

 

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Information provided by:  Matias Saari, Central Collegiate Ski Association Sports Information

Photo courtesy of:  brockit.com



Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director
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