March 10, 2005

Lindsay Williams Runner-up


 

STOWE, Vt. â€Â“ Lindsay Williams just missed a NCAANational Championship on Thursday in the womenâ€Â™s 5K classic race at the NCAASkiing Championships.  She is the fourth woman in NMU history to be a runner-upat the NCAA Skiing Championships.

 

Williams covered the course in a time of 17:29.1 which wasabout 10 seconds behind the winner Mandy Kaempf from the University of Alaska Anchorage (17:19.3).  Willams along with Lindsey Weier, who was eighth in the event(18:12.1), earned All-America honors in the event.  Tami Kochen placed 11thin the race just missed All-America honors herself.  Her time was 18:18.1 asthe 10th place time was 18:15.7 from Sarah Hansen from Anchorage.  The top 10 skiers earn All-America accolades.

 

After two days the â€Â˜Cats are in ninth place with 186.0points.  The University of Denver leads the team title chase with 369.0points.  At nationals it is a combined menâ€Â™s and womenâ€Â™s team score and alpineskiing is also contested at nationals.  The skiers will race again on Saturday(March 12) in the 15K freestyle technique race.

 



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director
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