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Biac, Hallstrom, Patterson and Kamm top Muffin Pursuit

Michigan Cup

Mon, Feb  23, 2009 - By Mike Muha

Who would have believed it? After 14 inches of fresh snow in less than 24 hours, the tracks for the 4 Km Classic + 4 Km Freestyle Pursuit Muffin Race were rocket fast. Groomer Kevin spent then entire afternoon and evening on Saturday - between 1:00 and 7:00 pm regrooming the entire trail system at the Cross Country Ski Headquarters in Roscommon over and over to pack down the heavily falling snow. He was back out at 3:00am Sunday morning ensuring primo racing conditions.

Muffin Race

All photos by Bob Ampulski

The race course at consisted of one loop through Rolling Hills and Tall Pines using classic technique, then a second loop over the same trails using skating technique - the same loop traditionally used for the Michigan Cup Relays in March. The tracks were so fast that two-thirds of the juniors doublepoled the classic portion of the race in their skate equipment, saving time by not having to transition from classic to skate gear in the pursuit transition zone.

The race began with a mass start, girls and boys together. Team NordicSkiRacer's Brendan Biac had the fastest time of the day, finishing the 4 Km classic and 4 Km freestyle in a combined time of 26:11. Baic also posted the fastest classic and freestyle times as well. Ross Williams and Greg Brown Brown, also in the J1 Male 14-19 age division, finished second and third in 2:33 and 29:22.

 

Muffin Race

Formal attire was optional

 

In the J1 Female division, Kaitlyn Patterson picked up her 6th Michigan Cup win, finishing the pursuit in 31:34. She also had the 6th fastest classic and 9th fastest freestyle time - boys and girls combined. Maria Frick was second in 35:03, with Kayla Keenen third in 39:05.

In the J2 division, ages 7-13, Kristina Kamm won the girls race in 50:55. In the boys race, Lars Hallstrom bested Anthony Cook, 43:35 to 52:07.

In the 6 and under division, around 20 kids raced a short course with everyone winning a medal. The medals were donated by Beth and Jack Caldwell from all the many medals they have won over their many years or racing. Kids were running around excitedly with Vasa, White Pine and other medals around their necks. Their parents were even more excited!

Muffin Race

It was a hungry race crowd - Bob Frye had to dig deep to find enough Pork BBQ for everyone.

Currently, the Cross Country Ski Headquarters has some of the best skiing all season.

See more photos at http://web.me.com/ontrackrr/Muffin_2009.

PLACE BIB LAST
NAME
FIRST
NAME
CITY CL Time CL
Rank
FS Time FS
Rank
Time
 J2 Female 13 & Under - 8 Km
1 198 Kamm Kristina Gross Point Woods 26:44 2 24:11 2 50:55
 J2 Male 13 & Under - 8 Km
1 199 Hallstrom Lars Ann Arbor 23:50 1 19:45 1 43:35
2 200 Cook Anthony Freeland 27:31 3 24:36 3 52:07

 J1 Female 14-19 - 8 Km
1 147 Patterson Kaitlyn Cadillac 16:06 6 15:28 9 31:34
2 149 Frick Maria Traverse City 17:04 15 17:59 17 35:03
3 167 Keenan Kayla Traverse City 19:44 20 18:21 18 38:05
4 161 Hertler Kate Traverse City 21:42 25 19:52 21 41:34
5 148 VanDommelen Kaylee Traverse City 21:24 24 21:42 26 43:06
6 157 Ward Anna Traverse City 22:49 26 21:25 25 44:14
7 153 Bosma Alonza Lake City 37:10 30 30:51 29 1:08:01
J1 Male 14-19 - 8 Km
1 156 Baic Brendan Walloon Lake 13:27 1 12:44 1 26:11
2 163 Williams Ross Williamsburg 13:28 2 13:05 2 26:33
3 152 Brown Greg Traverse City 14:55 3 14:27 4 29:22
4 164 Buttrick Bobby Traverse City 15:20 5 14:03 3 29:23
5 162 Cover Evan Traverse City 15:13 4 15:28 7 30:41
6 179 Lance Alex Traverse City 16:51 11 14:31 5 31:22
7 168 Keenan Ryen Traverse City 16:07 7 15:28 8 31:35
8 160 Enquist David Traverse City 16:08 8 15:29 10 31:37
9 165 Norris Micah Traverse City 17:20 16 15:17 6 32:37
10 158 Padden James Traverse City 16:52 12 15:48 11 32:40
11 150 Icard Joel Williamsburg 16:09 9 16:37 13 32:46
12 169 Jacobson Alan Traverse City 17:00 14 16:27 12 33:27
13 166 Heimburger Matt Traverse City 16:50 10 16:58 14 33:48
14 151 Trubec Spencer Traverse City 16:58 13 17:33 15 34:31
15 145 Roberts Travis Lake City 18:21 19 17:34 16 35:55
16 180 Lance Josh Traverse City 18:06 18 18:33 19 36:39
17 178 Frye Jimmy Roscommon 17:57 17 19:10 20 37:07
18 155 Roach Shawn Traverse City 20:09 21 20:15 23 40:24
19 181 Labonte Scott Traverse City 20:48 22 20:12 22 41:00
20 159 Bruning Andrew Traverse City 21:09 23 20:40 24 41:49
21 182 Gabalis Garrett Roscommon 26:19 28 26:15 27 52:34
22 154 Bosma Daniel Lake City 25:32 27 30:27 28 55:59
23 146 Roberts Kyle Lake City 28:29 29 31:31 30 1:00:00