January 29, 2007

Weier And Williams Lead NMU

CABLE, Wis. – The women’s cross country ski team competed at the SuperTour event over the weekend which was held at the Telemark Resort in Cable, Wis. Saturday the team competed in the 4.8K freestyle and Sunday it was the 10K classic.
 
Lindsay Williams led the Wildcat contingent on Saturday with a second-place finish in the freestyle race. She covered the course in a time of 12:28.1. A half second behind Williams was teammate Lindsey Weier in third place (12:28.6). A third ‘Cat was about 12 seconds back of Weier in fourth place as Maria Stuber cross the finish line with a time of 12:40.3. Morgan Smyth had a top 10 finish in eighth place (12:48.6). 
 
A group of NMU skiers placed between 18th and 25th. Three skiers were between 19th and 21st. Christina Gillis was 19th (13:32.6), Jennifer Wygant 20th (13:34.7) and Anna Bergland 21st (13:38.3). The second group of three was led by Kelly Ahern in 23rd (13:40.5), Tanya Cook 24th (13:43.7) and Ingrid Fleldheim 26th (13:57.3).
 
Weier on Sunday won the classic skate with a time of 27:44.6. She was well ahead of the second-place competitor Laura Valaas (28:11.2). Williams was third (28:13.4). Smyth (29:02.9) and Stuber (30:05.5) had top 10 finishes as they were eighth and 10th respectively. Ahern just finished out of a top 10 finish as she was 12th (30:15.0). Bergland was 14th (30:25.6) and the next ‘Cat was Wygant in 24th (31:26.8). Fjeldheim (31:55.3) and Cook (32:04.5) were 26th and 27th respectively. Gillis rounded out the NMU skiers in the event as she was 32nd (32:43.6).
 
In the overall two-day combined (men and women) CCSA point tally NMU had 370 points to claim first place. Alaska was second with 348 points.
 
The ‘Cats will race next at the CCSA Regional Champions which NMU will host at Al Quaal the weekend of Feb. 17-18. 
 
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Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director
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