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Jessie Smith and Maria Frick win Holiday Classic

Michigan Cup

Sun, Dec  27, 2009 - By Mike Muha

Treacherous corners is how one classic skier described the Holiday Classic course. The previous day's freezing rain left the tracks hard and fast. A light dusting of snow caused waxes to ice as racers stepped out of the tracks to negotiate fast corners. No-wax skiers and double-polers had the advantage as abrasive snow scrapped kick wax off skis making climbs a frustrating experience for many on the second loop of the race.

Michigan Tech's Jessie Smith, back from training and racing in Norway, skied away from Milan Baic to win the 9.6K race in 24:20 to Milan's 24:44, after Milan had his pole stepped on at the start and his grip came off. Milan waited for the masses to pass then went back for his pole and started with a 90 second handicap. Denny Paul skied into third in 25:04.

In the women's 9.6K event, Maria Frick easily skied into first place in 35:39. Second place was Hilary Aubrun in 40:40, with recent MSU grad and future med student Catarina Gulledge in third in 41:19.

Only one junior completed the 5.3km course; Lauren Pflughoeft finished in 23:52.

 

AGE
PLACE
BIB LAST FIRST CITY DIST TIME RANK
J2 Female 14-15 - 5.3 Km
1 126 Pflughoeft Lauren Traverse City 5.3 0:23:52 1
Female 17-40 - 9.6 Km
1 125 Frick Maria Williamsburg 9.6 0:35:39 20
2 106 Witbrodt Hilary Auburn 9.6 0:40:40 29
3 113 Gulledge Catarina Roscommon 9.6 0:41:19 30
Female 41-60 - 9.6 Km
1 130 Mueller-Brumbaugh Carole Rockford 9.6 0:44:31 34
2 135 Stevenson Gwenn Oxford 9.6 0:58:13 38
3 140 Joslin Susan Troy 9.6 0:59:35 40
4 108 Bullock Kris Bellaire 9.6    
5 133 Wagar Ann Gaylord 9.6    
Female 61 & Over - 9.6 Km
1 119 Murray Jean Mt. Pleasant 9.6 0:56:39 37
2 141 Caldwell Beth Ann Arbor 9.6 1:16:01 42
J1 Male 16-17 - 9.6 Km
1 111 Williams Ross Williamsburg 9.6 0:28:43 9
OJ Male 18-19 - 9.6 Km
1 123 Brennan Mac East Jordan 9.6 0:29:35 12
Male 20 To 40 - 9.6 Km
1 112 Smith Jesse Traverse City 9.6 0:24:20 1
2 110 Vigland Todd Interlochen 9.6 0:30:16 13
3 139 Smith Robert Roscommon 9.6 0:35:37 19
4 147 Paul John Traverse City 9.6 0:37:22 25
5 120 Koch Jeff Elk Rapids 9.6  
Male 41 To 45 - 9.6 Km
1 145 Paull Denny Cheboygan 9.6 0:25:04 3
2 105 Smigiel Stephen Cedar Springs 9.6 0:26:02 5
3 136 Foltz Jon Boyne City 9.6 0:27:54 7
4 115 Goodman Glenn Bellaire 9.6 0:28:57 10
5 114 Seaman Michael Mt. Pleasant 9.6 0:31:03 14
Male 46 To 49 - 9.6 Km
1 109 Dufour Yvon Brighton 9.6 0:27:14 6
2 104 Kanaby Larry Bad Axe 9.6 0:31:56 15
3 117 Britton John Zanesfield 9.6 0:33:40 18
4 122 Temkin Mike Troy 9.6 0:38:59 27
5 103 Ernst Dale Sandusky 9.6 0:42:33 31
6 146 Mills Greg Bellaire 9.6 1:08:50 41
Male 50 To 55 - 9.6 Km
1 129 Baic Milan Williamsburg 9.6 0:24:44 2
2 131 Gravlin John Linwood 9.6 0:28:18 8
3 118 Weingartz Chris Petoskey 9.6 0:29:15 11
4 107 Cornell Doug Corunna 9.6 0:33:26 17
5 144 Wright Hap Boyne City 9.6 0:37:08 24
6 102 Rynalski Frank Bay City 9.6 0:38:16 26
Male 56 To 60 - 9.6 Km
1 128 Onthank Clifford Traverse City 9.6 0:25:17 4
2 116 Luce Robin Central Lake 9.6 0:35:47 21
3 143 Ahrenberg Bill Cheboygan 9.6 0:39:07 28
4 138 Nolan Dan Holland 9.6 0:42:54 32
5 137 Abbe Mark Saginaw 9.6 0:53:33 36
Male 61 To 69 - 9.6 Km
1 101 Smigiel Steve Sr Ada 9.6 0:33:22 16
2 132 Jones Cris Roscommon 9.6 0:36:09 22
3 121 Brumbaugh Ernie Rockford 9.6 0:36:41 23
4 124 Gambert George Bellaire 9.6 0:43:47 33
5 134 May Richard Charlevoix 9.6 0:44:52 35
Male 70 & Over - 9.6 Km
1 142 Caldwell John Ann Arbor 9.6 0:58:21 39
2 127 Stevenson Marvin Rochester Hills 9.6 1:23:59 43