Women’s Nordic Skiing Places Sixth At NCAA Qualifier In Cable, Wisc.

Posted on February 1st, 2010 by

Erica Hett qualified to compete at the Junior National Championships in Maine in March.

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.  Hett qualified to compete at the Junior National Championships in Maine in March.

Other top Gustavus finishers in the 5km classic on Sunday were Danielle Burgmeier and Erin Eppler.  Burgmeier finished in 27th (19:49.6) among college skiers, as Eppler finished in 29th (19:56.3).  Laura Dewitt of Northern Michigan University took first among college skiers with a time of 17:30.8.

Erin Eppler was the top Gustavus finisher in Sunday’s 10km freestyle race.  Eppler finished in 18th place among college skiers with a time of 33:56.0.  Burgmeier finished in 27th, two spots behind Hett, with a time of 34:50.7.  Michigan Tech University’s Henna Riikonen-Purts was the top college skier on the day, taking first place in a time of 30:52.6.

Northern Michigan took first place over the weekend with 166 points, as Michigan Tech placed second with 150 points, and UW-Green Bay finished third with 115 points.

The Gustavus women’s nordic ski team will travel to Marquette, Mich. to compete in the CCSA Championship on February 13-14.

Team        Women    Men        Total
1. NMU         166 (1)    154 (2)        320
2. MTU         150 (2)    155 (1)        305
3. CSS            111 (4)    131 (3)        242
4. UWGB      115 (3)    117 (4)         232
5. GAC           95 (6)    103 (5)        198
6. STO            52 (8)      82 (7)        134
7. CSB           100 (5)                        100
8. SJU                             94 (6)          94
9. SCSU          83 (7)                           83
10. GCC                           22 (8)          22

Saturday Classic Results

Sunday Freestyle Results

 

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