BETHEL, Maine – Marie-Helen Soderman led the Northern Michigan University women’s Nordic ski contingent at the 2009 NCAA Skiing Championships Thursday. Today’s event was the 5K classic. After the women’s and men’s giant slalom and the classic races (women and men) the Wildcats sit in 11th place with 105.0 points. The championships is a combined point total. Denver leads the team scores with 330.0 points.
Soderman placed 15th in the event with a time of 14:56.6. Eight seconds back was teammate Laura DeWitt in 17th with a time of 15:04.6. Ingrid Fjeldheim was the third Wildcat in the event as she crossed the finish line with a clocking of 15:26.3 for 28th.
Saturday (March 14) the women will skate in the 15K freestyle race.
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