February 18, 2007

Wildcats Claim Top Three Spots In The Classic

ISHPEMING, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University women’s cross country ski team dominated the second day of the NCAA Central Regional Championship. Today the women skated in the 10K classic.
 
The Wildcats took seven of the top nine places in the race.  Lindsay Williams won the event with a time of 34:31.4 just ahead of teammate Lindsey Weier (34:31.8). Morgan Smyth was third (35:16.7). 
 
The sixth through the ninth spots belonged to the ‘Cats. Maria Stuber (36:44.9) was sixth as she was followed by Kelly Ahern (37:05.4), Anna Bergland (37:20.8) and Jennifer Wygant (37:21.5).
 
Christina Gillis (37:54.6) was 12th, Ingrid Fjeldheim (37:56.7) 13th and Tanya Cook (38:38.6) 18th to round out the skiers for the ‘Cats.
 
As a team the ‘Cats scored 192 combined points (freestyle and classic) to claim the team title. Alaska was second (168) and Michigan Tech third (148).
 
The team will have some time off before its next competition which will be at the NCAA Skiing Championships, March 3-10 in Waterville, N.H.
 
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Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director
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