‘Women’s Nordic Skiing’ Category
Andrew Poffenberger, Jens Brabbit, Zach Wagner, Cassandra Brady, and Erica Hett are represented the Gustavus Adolphus men's and women's nordic ski teams at the U.S. Cross Country Championships in Anchorage, Alaska the past week. The Championships run from Jan. 2-8 and includes around 500 of the top cross country skiers from around the nation.
Select members of the Gustavus women's nordic skiing team took part in the Grand View Cross Country Ski Challenge held in Ironwood, Mich over the weekend. Top Gustavus finishers in the two-day event included Erica Hett and Cassandra Brady. Hett placed 21st overall in 10km classic on Sunday, while Brady finished 30th overall in the 5km freestyle on Saturday.
Select members of the Gustavus men's and women's nordic skiing teams will travel to Ironwood, Mich., to take part in the season opening Grand View Cross Country Ski Challenge on Saturday and Sunday. The remaining skiers from the men's and women's team will compete at the Theodore Wirth Chalet, a 10 km race held in Minneapolis, Minn., on Sunday at 9:00am.
Kelly Chaudoin Wraps Up Impressive Career With 30th Place Finish In Freestyle Race at NCAA Championships
Gustavus senior nordic skier Kelly Chaudoin put the finishing touches on her standout career with a 30th place finish in the 15K freestyle race at the NCAA Skiing Championships held at Black Mountain in Rumford, Maine. Chaudoin posted a time of 41:04.3. Antje Maempel of Denver University finished first in a time of 38.35.
Gustavus nordic skier Kelly Chaudoin finished 33rd in the 5K Classic race at the NCAA Ski Championships held at Black Mountain in Rumford, Maine on Thursday. Chaudoin posted a time of 15:29.7 over a an icy track that resulted from rainy conditions on Wednesday and cold temperatures on Thursday morning.
Gustavus senior Kelly Chaudoin has earned a berth in the NCAA Skiing championships by virtue of finishing in the top 11 in the Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) points standings. The NCAA qualifiers were decided after last weekend's Central Region Championships. An average of the top two classic and top two freestyle races during the season determined the rankings. The NCAA Championships will be held in Rumford, Maine, March 11-14.
Senior Allison Bohn turned in the finest performance of her collegiate career and finished 12th (out of 60) in the Central Collegiate Ski Association 5K Classic race which was held at Camp Ripley near Little Falls, Minn. on Saturday. Bohn posted a time of 16:08. Kelly Chaudoin was 12 seconds behind Bohn in 14th place with a time of 16:20. The Gusties will take part in the 10K Freestyle race on Sunday.
Eppler, Chaudoin, And Bohn Post Top Twenty Finishes As Women’s Nordic Ski Team Finishes Fourth At Freestyle Race At Camp Ripley
The Gustavus women's nordic ski team finished fourth out of ten teams in the 15K freestyle race at the CCSA Qualifier on Sunday at Camp Ripley near Little Falls, Minn. Erin Eppler led the Gustie contingent with a 12th place finish in a time of 42:45. Kelly Chaudoin finished in 13th place with a time of 42:46, and Allison Bohn posted a 20th place finish in a time of 43:47.
The Gustavus women's nordic skiing team turned in another strong weekend of skiing at the Telemark SuperTour race in Cable, Wisconsin. The Gusties finished fourth in the 5k classic race on Saturday and fifth in the 10k freestyle race on Sunday for an overall finish of fourth place.
Kelly Chaudoin Turns In Two Strong Performances To Lead the Nordic Ski Team at Mount Itasca Super Tour Races
Senior Kelly Chaudoin finished seventh overall and first in the collegiate division in the women's 10 kilometer freestyle race held at Mount Itasca in Coleraine, Minn. on Sunday afternoon. Chaudoin turned in one of the strongest performances of her career as she finished :53 seconds ahead of her closest collegiate competitor. Chaudoin also added a 25th place finish on Saturday in the 10 kilometer classic race.