Green Bay Nordic Skiers Compete at Hilltop Invite

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Release: January 15, 2012
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Hanne Guthrie paced the Phoenix women in both races over the weekend.

COLERAINE, Minn. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay men's and women's Nordic skiing teams wrapped up the two-day St. Scholastica Hilltop Invitational on Sunday, competing in the freestyle and classic races over the weekend at Mt. Itasca.

The men's squad finished the season's second NCAA qualifying event with a sixth-place finish out of seven schools, while the women's team placed seventh in the eight-team field.

Freshman Hanne Guthrie (Chanhassen, Minn.) continued her strong rookie campaign by once again pacing the Phoenix women in both races. Guthrie placed 18th in Saturday's 4.7K freestyle race with a time of 12:38.9 and then followed it up on Sunday by placing 21st in the 1.4K classic in 4:35.1.

In Saturday's men's 9.4K freestyle, Matt Nichols (Wausau, Wis.) led Green Bay by placing 21st, crossing the finish line in 22:14.9. Chris Nichols (Wausau, Wis.) finished 31st in 22:48.3, followed closely by teammate Matt Nistler (Bemidji, Minn.) in 32nd (23:02.6).

Nistler then led the Phoenix on Sunday in the 1.4K classic, finishing 28th in 3:51. Matt Nichols finished one spot and one second back in 29th.

Green Bay returns to action next Saturday at the USSA Super Tour event in Minneapolis.

Men's Team Scores:
Alaska  144
Northern Michigan  137
Saint Scholastica  116
Michigan Tech  113
Gustavus Adolphus  70
Green Bay  69
St. Olaf's  59

Women's Team Scores:
Northern Michigan 143
Alaska  142
Michigan Tech 129
Saint Scholastica  95
Gustavus Adolphus  70
St. Olaf's 55
Green Bay 54
St. Cloud State 36

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INSIDE NORDIC SKIING
SCHEDULE
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Sunday , January 04
Nordic Skiing 
at U.S. Nationals
TBA
Houghton, MI
 
Saturday , January 17
Nordic Skiing 
at Telemark Super Tour JOQ/NCAAQ
TBA
Hayward, WI
 
Saturday , January 24
Nordic Skiing 
at St. Paul Battle Creek Super Tour JOQ/NCAAQ
TBA
St. Paul, MN
 
Saturday , February 07
Nordic Skiing 
at CCSA Championships Sprint and Relay
TBA
Duluth, MN
 
Friday , February 13
Nordic Skiing 
at CCSA Distance Championships Super Tour at JOQ at Wirth Park
TBA
Minneapolis, MN
 
Saturday , February 28
Nordic Skiing 
at NCAA Central Regional Championships
TBA
Al Quaal, Northern Michigan
 
Wednesday, March 11
Nordic Skiing 
at NCAA Skiing Championships
TBA
Lake Placid, NY, St. Lawrence
 
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