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Skiiers Take to Trails at Cable Telemark Chase

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
Release: January 19, 2014
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By Rachel Buck (@GBRachel)

CABLE, Wis. ( – The Green Bay men’s and women’s Nordic skiing team competed at the Cable Telemark Chase over the weekend, taking part in the freestyle on Saturday and classic on Sunday.

Junior Matt Nichols (Wausau, Wis.) continued his strong start to the season, pacing the men with a 13th place finish (30:04.4) in the 15k freestyle race on Saturday and 23rd place finish (29:23.9) in the 10k classic race on Sunday.

Also competing for the men in the 15k freestyle on Saturday were senior Eddie Gurney (Brookfield, Wis./33rd), freshman Kyle Marshall (Roseville, Minn./45th), junior Chris Nichols (Wausau, Wis./50th), freshman Jake Bauer (Richfield, Minn./52nd), senior Paul Choudoir (Custer, Wis./71st), sophomore Ben Lindberg (Rochester, Minn./75th), sophomore Phil Anshutz (Sturgeon Bay, Wis./87th) and freshman Chaz Perry (Waukesha, Wis./124th).

On Sunday the entire men’s team took to the trails again in the 10k classic, and behind Matt Nichols’ 23rd place finish was Marshall (29th) and Gurney (38th) among the top 50 skiiers. Rounding out the competitors was Chris Nichols (78th), Anshutz (83rd), Lindberg (85th), Bauer (94th), Choudoir (101st) and Perry (104th).

The women had three top 50 finishers in Saturday’s 10k freestyle race, led by junior Kailey Mucha (Soldotna, Alaska) in 19th place with a time of 32:22.9. Freshman Bree Mucha (Soldotna, Alaska) followed in 25th (32:35.0) and junior Hanne Guthrie (Chanhassen, Minn.) took 30th (33:25.8). Completing the competitors for the women on Saturday was freshman Kayla Billett (Anoka, Minn./66th), sophomore Mary Kozloski (Green Bay, Wis./67th), freshman Cassie Thobe (Forest Lake, Minn./77th) and junior Krista White (Waukesha, Wis./83rd).

The Mucha’s swapped spots as the top finishers for the Phoenix in Sunday’s 5k classic, as Bree placed 31st in 18:04.6 while Kailey was 38th in 18:23.0. Also racing on Sunday was Guthrie (63rd), Billett (78th), Kozloski (88th), Thobe (92nd) and White (109th).

A complete list of placings and times is below.

The Phoenix competes next weekend as it travels to the Mt. Itasca CCSA Invite and Junior Olympic Qualifier January 24-25 in Coleraine, Minnesota.

15k freestyle – Saturday
Matt Nichols 13th 40:04.4
Eddie Gurney 33rd 43:03.1
Kyle Marshall 45th 43:47.5
Chris Nichols 50th 44:05.0
Jake Bauer 52nd 44:07.2
Paul Choudoir 71st 45:31.7
Ben Lindberg 75th 45:57.1
Phil Anshutz 87th 47:28.6
Chaz Perry 124th 56:17.3

10k classic – Sunday
Matt Nichols 23rd 29:23.9
Kyle Marshall 29th 29:57.5
Eddie Gurney 38th 30:26.6
Chris Nichols 78th 32:50.3
Phil Anshutz 83rd 33:15.5
Ben Lindberg 85th 33:26.5
Jake Bauer 94th 34:01.5
Paul Choudoir 101st 34:27.7
Chaz Perry 104th 34:43.8

10k freestyle – Saturday
Kailey Mucha 19th 32:22.9
Bree Mucha 25th 32:35.0
Hanne Guthrie 30th 33:25.8
Kayla Billett 66th 36:55.2
Mary Kozloski 67th 37:15.2
Cassie Thobe 77th 38:33.6
Krista White 83rd 40:33.3

5k classic – Sunday
Bree Mucha 31st 18:04.6
Kailey Mucha 38th 18:23.0
Hanne Guthrie 63rd 19:23.8
Kayla Billett 78th 20:00.1
Mary Kozloski 88th 20:40.8
Cassie Thobe 92nd 20:52.5
Krista White 109th 21:45.8


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