February 19, 2008
BIWABIC, Minn. - Over the weekend at the NCAA Central Regional Championship the Northern Michigan University women’s Nordic ski team competed. Saturday the women competed in the freestyle race while on Sunday it was the classic race.
Morgan Smyth covered the 5K freestyle course in a time of 16:03.1 which was good for second place. Laura DeWitt (16:06.3) and Maria Stuber (16:12.2) were fourth and fifth respectively. Two other NMU skiers finished in the top 10 as Tanya Cook (16:42.9) was seventh and Anna Bergland (17:01.8) ninth.
NMU with 82 points won the team title for the freestyle race with 10 more points than Gustavus Adolphus (72).
DeWitt (32:46.0) and Smyth (32:47.7) were the top two finishers in the 10K classic race. Stuber (34:31.0) was the next NMU skier in sixth. Cook (35:15.9) was 11th and Bergland (36:38.1) 18th for the ‘Cats.
Once again in the team points category the ‘Cats with 84 points were 10 points better than Gustavus Adolphus (74).
NMU took the combined tam title with 327 points. Alaska was second with 285.
The ‘Cats are in action next at the NCAA Skiing Championships which will be held from March 3-8 in Bozeman, Mont.
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