‘Women’s Nordic Skiing’ Category
The Gustavus men’s and women’s nordic ski teams wrapped up competition at the Hilltop Invitational in style on Sunday with several noteworthy races landing the teams in third and fifth place, respectively, in the overall standings for the classic event.
After the first day of competition at the Central Collegiate Ski Association's Hilltop Invitational, the Gustavus men’s and women’s nordic ski teams have both provided promising races in spite of the stiff level of competition. The men’s team skied its way to a fifth place finish in the 10K Freestyle and the women placed sixth in the 5K Freestyle.
The Gustavus men’s and women’s nordic ski teams each sent two participants to Rumford, Maine for the U.S. Nordic Skiing Championships that took place January 5-6. Jens Brabbit put himself in good position to qualify for the NCAA Championships with an 85th place finish in the 15 kilometer classic race.
The Gustavus men's and women's nordic ski teams opened their 2010-11 seasons at the Grandview Classic in Ironwood, Michigan. No team scores were kept, however both teams turned in solid performances against a strong field. Jens Brabbit led the men's team with an eighth place finish in the freestyle race on Saturday and a fifth place finish in the classic race on Sunday. Erica Hett led the women's team with a 12th place finish in the freestyle race and a 10th place finish in the classic race.
The Gustavus women’s nordic team wrapped up the 2009-10 regular season with a sixth place finish (89 points) at the NCAA Central Region Championships held at Michigan Tech’s trails in Houghton, Michigan. The Gusties scored 44 points in the 5 km classic on Saturday, and 45 points in the 10 km freestyle on Sunday. Erica Hett was the top Gustavus skier of the weekend, posting a 10th place finish in the classic (17:57.0) and making the 5km Classic All-Region Team.
The Gustavus women’s nordic ski team finished in seventh place (70 points) at the CCSA Ski Championships on Saturday and Sunday at the Al Quall Recreation Area in Ishpeming, Mich. Erica Hett was the top Gustavus skier, as she finished 10th (15:27.4) in the 5km classic on Saturday, and 22nd (42:25.3) in the 15km freestyle on Sunday.
The Gustavus women’s nordic ski team tallied 95 points to take sixth place among competing Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) schools at the Central Super Tour Ski Meet held at the Telemark Resort in Cable, Wisc. Erica Hett was the top Gustavus skier over the weekend. Hett finished 14th (18.55.58) in Saturday’s 5km classic race and 25th (34:35.3) in the 10km freestyle on Sunday. Northern Michigan took first place over the weekend with 166 points.
The Gustavus women’s nordic ski team compiled 60 points to take seventh place among competing Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) colleges at the Central Super Tour races held at Theodore Wirth Park Friday and Saturday in Minneapolis, Minn. Erica Hett was the top Gustavus skier, finishing 27th (14:50.1) among college skiers in Saturday’s 5km freestyle race and 15th (32:36.2) on Sunday in the 10km classic.
The Gustavus women's nordic ski team took third place with 15 points at the Minnesota College Relays Sunday afternoon in Collegeville, Minn. The pair of Erica Hett and Erin Eppler led the team with a fifth place finish, crossing the finish line in 1:13.44. The University of Alaska-Fairbanks won the meet with 23 points.
The Gustavus women's nordic ski team took third place (30 pts) at the Saints Invitational on Sunday afternoon in Collegeville, Minn. Senior Erin Eppler was the top Gustavus finisher as she took fifth overall with a time of 0:38.26. The College of Saint Benedict won the meet with 44 points.