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Schwab and Durand win Muffin Pursuit Race

Michigan Cup

Tue, Mar  18, 2014 - By Mike Muha

It's official: The Michigan Cup Cross Country Ski Racing Series is over for 2014, pending the official announcement of the overall Junior champions. The last race of the season? The 22nd Annual Muffin Race at the Cross Country Ski Headquarters. It was an unusually cool morning for mid-March - but not unexpected given the unusually cold temperatures all winter, but the sun was shining and winds were calm and the course was fast.

The race was a pursuit format. Racers skied an 8km classic course, changed gear, then raced a separate freestyle race. Overall combined time was used to score the race.

Schwab and Durand win Muffin Pursuit cross country ski race

Heidi Schwab was the top junior girl, winning the freestyle and placing second in the classic for a combined total of 29:06, 6 seconds ahead of Erin Lipp. Lipp was first in the classic and second in the freestyle. Sarah Goble, who has been duking it out with Lipp all season for the overall title, was third in 32:12, placing 3rd in the classic and 4th in the freestyle.

In the junior boys field, Ian Durand was first overall in 25:41, winning both the classic and freestyle legs. Clay Darling took 2nd in the classic and freestyle for second overall in 26.33. Sean Brownell took third in 28:03, placing third in the classic and fourth in the freestyle. 

There were also untimed races for younger skiers. Mara Williams (1-6), Griffin Schwab (7-9), and Declan MacDougal (10-12) were the top skiers.

Junior Race

HS Female 13-19 - 8 Km
Place Last First City CL Time CL Rank FS Time FS Rank Time Rank
1 Schwab Heidi Williamsburg 14:56 2 14:10 1 29:06 6
2 Lipp Erin Traverse City Cent 14:55 1 14:17 2 29:12 7
3 Goble Sarah Harbor Springs 16:24 3 15:48 4 32:12 12
4 Peregrine Kelly Traverse City Cent 17:41 5 15:47 3 33:28 13
5 Schwab Emma Williamsburg 17:40 4 17:20 6 35:00 14
6 Davis Hannah Traverse City Cent 19:48 8 16:14 5 36:02 16
7 Roxbury Niki Traverse City Cent 18:35 6 17:33 7 36:08 17
8 Clulo Kathryn TCSF 18:39 7 17:40 8 36:19 18
9 Erhardt Katie TCSF 20:37 9 18:56 9 39:33 19
10 Padden Hayley Traverse City Cent 22:02 10 19:40 11 41:42 22
11 Moses Katie Traverse City Cent 22:02 11 19:41 12 41:43 23
12 Lance Melissa Traverse City Cent 22:41 12 19:39 10 42:20 24
13 Sorgenfrei Rebecca Bloomfield Hills 30:43 13 21:21 13 52:04 26
HS Male 13-19 - 8 Km
Place Last First City Classic Time Classic Rank Freestyle Time Freestyle Rank Time Rank
1 Durand Ian Interlochen 12:56 1 12:45 1 25:41 1
2 Darling Clay Traverse City Cent 13:26 2 13:07 2 26:33 2
3 Brownell Sean Traverse City West 13:52 3 14:11 4 28:03 3
4 Clulo Ryan TCSF 14:20 4 14:21 5 28:41 4
5 Smith Mark Petoskey 15:04 7 13:45 3 28:49 5
6 Goble Reid Harbor Springs 14:57 5 14:36 8 29:33 8
7 Dyke Andrew Traverse City West 14:57 5 14:50 9 29:47 9
8 Dean Jacub Traverse City West 16:07 8 14:28 7 30:35 10
9 Brownell Tim Traverse City West 16:11 9 14:25 6 30:36 11
10 Durand Ryan Interlochen 18:22 10 17:21 10 35:43 15
11 Cooney Jack Traverse City Cent 23:08 13 18:06 11 41:14 20
12 Hansen Connor Traverse City Cent 20:04 11 21:22 12 41:26 21
13 Gabalis Gage Roscommon 20:31 12 25:00 13 45:31 25

Untimed Kids Races

Place Last First City
U7 Kids 1-6 - 1 Km
1 Williams Mara Roscommon
2 Craven Alex Grand Ledge
3 Malinowski Dellah Roscommon
U10 Kids 7-9 - 1 Km
1 Schwab Griffin Williamsburg
2 Gibb-Randall Sam Ann Arbor
3 Whetstone-Johnson Juliette Whittemore
4 Whetstone-Johnson Gabrielle Whittemore
5 Cota Addison Tawas
6 Reynolds Colby Roscommon
U13 Kids 10-12 - 1 Km
1 MacDougal Declan Sault St Marie
2 MacDougal Martin Sault St Marie
3 Gibb-Randall Ethan Ann Arbor
4 Parrish Gretchen Ann Arbor