March 9, 2006

NMU Picks Up Three All-american Awards


 

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. â€Â“ After thesecond day at the NCAA Skiing Championships the Northern Michigan UniversityWildcats picked up three All-American awards. 

 

Lindsey Weier finished in third place in the womenâ€Â™s 5Kclassic race with a time of 16:54.3.  Skiers from the University of Colorado had the top two places in the event.  Jana Rehemaa won the event with a time of16:29.6 as teammate Maria Grevsgaard was next (16:36.0).  Tami Kochen finishedin sixth place for her All-American status with a clocking of 17:06.5.

 

Bryan Cook finished in third place in the menâ€Â™s 10K classicrace as he covered the course in 28:10.6.  He just missed out on second placeby six tenths.  Marius Korthauer from Alaska Fairbanks was second with a timeof 28:10.0.  Denver Universityâ€Â™s John Stene won the event (27:57.7).

 

In the team race the â€Â˜Cats are now in 13th placewith 108 points.  The two Colorado schools Denver and the University of Colorado are leading the way with 337.5 and 307 points respectively. 

 

The cross country freestyle races, featuring a mass start,will close out the meet on Saturday.  The men will skate a 20K while the womenwill have a 15K race.  Today the alpine skiers take the spotlight with theslalom races.

 

Photo courtesy of Chris Morgan

 

 

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Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director
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