March 9, 2007

Wildcat Trio Make History

Lindsey Weier
Lindsey Weier
JACKSON, N.H. – The Northern Michigan University women’s cross country ski team made history on Friday at the NCAA Skiing Championships. In the 15K classic the Wildcats swept the first three places in the event. This marks the first time in NCAA history that any group of women skiers from one school has put together two one-two-three sweeps in one NCAA Championship. The trio took the freestyle race on Wednesday (March 7).
 
On Friday it was Lindsey Weier’s turn to take the top spot. She edged teammate Lindsay Williams by one second in the race. Weier turned in a time of 47:21.0 while Williams had a 47:22.0. In third place was Morgan Smyth with a time of 48:11.4.
 
"This is unbelievable; these women have trained so hard and so well. They are just so professional about it. They balance their academics and athletics so well," said Sten Fjeldheim the NMU head coach. "As a coach this is just something that you dream about, and it is something that may never happen in a coach's lifetime. I have them to thank for it."
 
Dartmouth leads the team standings after three of four days with 511 points.   NMU is fifth (and the top Nordic squad) with 380. 
 
NMU does not field an alpine team and thus can not move up at the championships, which conclude Saturday with giant slalom races.
 
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