Nordic Skiing Competes in Classic Races at Mt. Itasca NCAA Qualifier

Posted on January 20th, 2007 by

The Gustavus Adolphus Nordic skiing team competed in classic technique races Saturday at the Mt. Itasca SuperTour Event/NCAA Qualifier near Coleraine, Minn. Scott Kyser (Sr., St. Paul, Minn./Highland Park) posted the best finish in the men’s 10-kilometer race (73rd overall; 29:58.9), while Laura Edlund (Jr., Forest Lake, Minn.) had the best time in the women’s 5-kilometer race (24th overall; 16:25.8). Freestyle races will wrap-up competition Sunday.

Kyser posted the 35th best finish among collegiate racers, while Elias Anoszko (Jr., Dousman, Wis./Kettle Moraine) finished 76th overall (36th among collegiate racers) with a time of 30:12.1, Michael Paulson (Fy., Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson) finished 83rd (39th college) with a 30:47.1 clocking and Mark Hartman (Fy., White Bear Lake, Minn./White Bear Lake) placed 123rd (54th college) in a time of 34:24.6.

In the 5-kilometer women’s race, Edlund was the 14th collegiate skier across the line. She was followed closely by Kelly Chaudoin (So., Ely, Minn./Memorial) in 27th (16th college; 16:28.5), Sarah Willis (Jr., Willmar, Minn.) in 28th place (17th college; 16:32.4), and Kathleen DeWahl (Jr., St. Paul, Minn./Central) in 30th (18th college; 16:44.6). Kathryn Ladig (So., Bemidji, Minn.) finished 38th overall (22nd college; 17:01.3), Ritva Taipale (Sr., St. Paul, Minn./Central) finished 52nd (31st college; 17:30.7), and Allison Bohn (So., Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata) finished 62nd (37th college; 17:56.3) to round out the Gustavus competitors.

Freestyle races (10K women/15K men) will wrap-up competition Sunday.

Women’s 5K Classic Results
Men’s 10K Classic Results


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