February 1, 2010
NMU Places Five Skiers In Top 10
CABLE, Wis. – The Northern Michigan University women’s Nordic ski team dominated the 10K freestyle race Sunday at the Telemark SuperTour. NMU placed five skiers in the top 10 and took team honors in the process. The Wildcats tallied 82 team points out distancing second place Michigan Tech (75) by seven points. For the two days the NMU women earned 166 points as the top team. For the weekend the NMU men’s and women’s team took the combined team score with 320 points, which was 15 more than second place Michigan Tech (305).
Laura DeWitt led the ‘Cats Sunday with a second-place showing in the freestyle race. She covered the course in a time of 31:04.6. Right behind her was Monica Markvardsen with a time of 31:27.7. Also in the top 10 were Marie Helen Soderman sixth (32:14.6), Ingrid Fjeldheim eighth (32:26.0) and Christina Gillis ninth (32:31.4). Just missing cracking the top 10 was Libby Ellis with an 11th place finish (32:41.0).
Karmen Whitham with a time of 33:55.0 was 17th. Four places down on the list was Caitlin Cassidy in 21st (34:15.3). Anna Berglund placed 27th as she crossed the finish line with a time of 34:51.3.
The team will take this weekend off before hosting the Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) Championships the weekend of Feb. 13-14 at Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming.
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