Women’s Nordic Skiing Finishes Third At Saints Invitational

Posted on January 11th, 2010 by

Erin Eppler finished fifth with a time of 0:38.26

Erin Eppler finished fifth with a time of 0:38.26

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, while St. Cloud State University finished second with 36 points, St. Scholastica took fourth with 28 points, St. Olaf finished fifth with 27 points, and Bethel placed sixth with five points.

Eppler was racing with the top five for much of the race, yet was out-sprinted towards the end as Saint Ben’s Megan Smith won the race with a time of 0:38.14.  Danielle Burgmeier was the other top Gustavus skier as she finished in eighth place with a time of 0:40.48.  Other Gustavus finishers included Meredith Bache-Wiig who finished 19th (0:44.38), Olivia Karns in 23rd (0:46.16), Annika Ferber behind her in 24th (0:46.33), and Lauren Harden in 33rd (0:50.51).

The Gustavus women’s nordic ski team will take part in the Minnesota College Relays on Sunday, Jan. 17 in Collegeville, Minn.

Complete Results

Danielle Burgmeier finished eighth with a time of 0:40.48

Danielle Burgmeier finished eighth with a time of 0:40.48

 


4 Comments

  1. Deborah Bezanis says:

    Erin, Congratulations!!!!

  2. Bonnadeen Glaubke says:

    Congratulations Erin.
    We can only imagine the work and skill that you had to focus on.
    We are long time friends of your grandparents. We know how proud they are of you!
    And you are a pretty young woman.

    Bonnie and Dan Glaubke

  3. Grace Prodnuk says:

    Erin, Fantastic!! That’s not even a hair off the top finish!
    Congratulations!!!
    Love, Grace

  4. Arleen Barrell says:

    Erin,
    Way to go. It makes me want to go out and ski. Have fun with your parents next week.
    Arleen