HOUGHTON, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University women’s Nordic ski team had three of the top seven finishes Saturday in the 5K freestyle race at the Michigan Tech Challenge. This was the opening event on the schedule for the Wildcats.
Christina Gillis won the event with a time of 17:28.6. Teammates, Marie-Helen Soderman was second (17:47.7) and Libby Ellis seventh (18:29.5). Anna Berglund with a time of 19:03.2 was ninth as she was followed by Caitlin Cassidy 10th (19:03.9) and Karmen Whitham 11th (19:22.0). Back in the pack was Rose Frankowski 13th (19:23.6) and Molly Berger 15th (19:41.0).
In the team score the NMU women recorded 22 points with UW-Green Bay second (12) and Michigan Tech third (11).
The team will race in the classic event tomorrow at Michigan Tech.
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Sports Information Director
December 12, 2009