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Nordic Ski Wraps Up Conference Season at CCSA Championships

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
         
Release: February 09, 2014
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By Rachel Buck (@GBRachel)

MARQUETTE, Mich. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – The Green Bay Nordic skiing team wrapped up its Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) season as it competed at the conference championships over the weekend, hosted by Northern Michigan University at the Al-Quaal course.

The women’s team finished fifth out of eight teams with 65 points, led by two top-10 finishes from junior Kailey Mucha (Soldotna, Alaska). The men’s squad placed seventh out of seven teams with 49 points. Host Northern Michigan took home the team title on both sides.

In Saturday’s 5k classic race for the women, Kailey Mucha led the way for the Phoenix placing 10th with a time of 12:37.8. She followed that performance with a sixth-place finish in Sunday’s 15k freestyle, crossing the finish line in 37:06.3.

Other finishers for the women in Saturday’s 5k classic included freshman Bree Mucha (25th, 13:08.0), junior Hanne Guthrie (30th, 13:29.2), freshman Kayla Billett (33rd, 13:52.4), freshman Cassie Thobe (34th, 14:07.0), sophomore Mary Kozloski (43rd, 15:43.8) and junior Krista White (44th, 15:46.2).

On Sunday, finishing behind Kailey Mucha in sixth was Bree Mucha in 13th (38:12.7), Guthrie in 23rd (39:58.9), Thobe in 33rd (44:23.0), Kozloski in 34th (44:48.6) and White in 43rd (48:42.6).

For the men, junior Matt Nichols (Wausau, Wis.) set the pace on each day with an 18th place finish in the 10k classic on Saturday (22:18.4) and 10th place finish in Sunday’s 20k freestyle (41:41.8).

Final results for the men’s 10k classic included freshman Kyle Marshall in 29th (22:51.5), junior Chris Nichols in 35th (23:50.8), freshman Jake Bauer in 39th (24:34.4), sophomore Ben Lindberg in 40th (25:01.5), sophomore Phil Anshutz in 41st (25:19.1), senior Paul Choudoir in 42nd (26:17.4) and freshman Chaz Perry in 43rd (27:06.4).

In Sunday’s 20k freestyle placing behind Matt Nichols were Marshall (28th, 44:00.2), senior Eddie Gurney (37th, 46:05.9), Bauer (38th, 46:41.8), Chris Nichols (39th, 46:48.7), Lindberg (40th, 47:02.6), Anshutz (41st, 47:29.1), Choudoir (43rd, 50:06.9) and Perry (44th, 53:57.0).

Green Bay will compete next weekend at the NCAA Central Region Skiing Championships, hosted by Michigan Tech.

MEN’S RESULTS
10k Classic
18. Matt Nichols – 22:18.4
29. Kyle Marshall – 22:51.5
35. Chris Nichols – 23:50.8
39. Jake Bauer – 24:34.4
40. Ben Lindberg – 25:01.5
41. Phil Anschutz – 25:19.1
42. Paul Choudoir – 26:17.4
43. Chaz Perry – 27:06.4

20k Freestyle
10. Matt Nichols – 41:41.8
28. Kyle Marshall – 44:00.2
37. Eddie Gurney – 46:05.9
38. Jake Bauer – 46:41.8
39. Chris Nichols – 46:48.7
40. Ben Lindberg – 47:02.6
41. Phil Anschutz – 47:29.1
43. Paul Choudoir – 50:06.9
44. Chaz Perry – 53:57.0

WOMEN’S RESULTS
5k Classic
10. Kailey Mucha – 12:37.8
25. Bree Mucha – 13:08.0
30. Hanne Guthrie – 13:29.2
33. Kayla Billett – 13:52.4
34. Cassie Thobe – 14:07.0
43. Mary Kozloski – 15:43.8
44. Krista White – 15:46.2

15k Freestyle
6. Kailey Mucha – 37:06.3
13. Bree Mucha – 38:12.7
23. Hanne Guthrie – 39:58.9
33. Cassie Thobe – 44:23.0
34. Mary Kozloski – 44:48.6
43. Krista White – 48:42.6
DNF – Kayla Billett

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