Lindsay Williams Runner-up
STOWE, Vt. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ Lindsay Williams just missed a NCAANational Championship on Thursday in the womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s 5K classic race at the NCAASkiing Championships.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ 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).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Willams along with Lindsey Weier, who was eighth in the event(18:12.1), earned All-America honors in the event.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Tami Kochen placed 11thin the race just missed All-America honors herself.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Her time was 18:18.1 asthe 10th place time was 18:15.7 from Sarah Hansen from Anchorage. ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The top 10 skiers earn All-America accolades.
After two days the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats are in ninth place with 186.0points.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The University of Denver leads the team title chase with 369.0points.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ At nationals it is a combined menÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s and womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s team score and alpineskiing is also contested at nationals.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The skiers will race again on Saturday(March 12) in the 15K freestyle technique race.