HOUGHTON, Mich. (Jan. 7) – Northern Michigan University took College Cup honors
at the 2007 U.S. Cross Country Championships at the Michigan Tech Nordic
Training Center in Houghton. The Wildcats rode the skis of their two Olympic
veterans, Lindsey Weier and Lindsay Williams, to victory.
Williams placed first and second among collegians in both the 5km classic and
10km freestyle races.
On the men's side, Dartmouth made strong showing in
both the 15km freestyle and the 10km classic races. Michael Sinnott and Benjamin
True placed in the top ten in both races. Glenn Randall joined them in the top
ten in the freestyle race, placing second.
Dartmouth's men's squad
outdistanced NMU by almost 30 points, but the strong Northern Michigan women's
team – taking the top four spots in the freestyle race – had a 61 point lead on
Rounding out the top five were the University of Alaska
Fairbanks, the University of Alaska Anchorage and host Michigan Technological
University. A total of 27 teams participated in the College Cup competition.
The College Cup is part of the U.S. Cross Country Championships. College
skiers earn points for their institutions through their finishes in the two
distance races during the week-long competition.
2007 COLLEGE CUP
U.S. CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Michigan University 790
2. Dartmouth College 757
of Alaska Fairbanks 702
4. Univ of Alaska Anchorage 619
Michigan Technological Univ. 613
6. Middlebury College 599
7. Denver University 594
8. University of
9. University of Vermont 469
University of Colorado 410
For complete results: www.seniornationals.org