MUONIO, Finland (Nov. 15) - Chris Cook (Rhinelander, WI) represented the U.S. Saturday, finishing 45th in a pre-season FIS 15K classical race Friday in Muonio, Finland. Germany's Tobias Angerer won.
"The racing was tight. Three seconds would have moved Chris up eight spots," Cross Country Coach Pete Vordenberg said. The goal this weekend is simply getting in some races before the World Cup season. For this weekend it is training. Expectations for tomorrow are blowing out the cobwebs."
The racing continues Sunday with Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) and Kris Freeman (Andover, NY) racing in a 15K skate.
The World Cup opens in Gaellivare, Sweden Nov. 22-23