Women's Nordic Skiing Archives

Gusties Dominate Mt. Itasca Invitational

Gustavus placed first out of five teams at the Mt. Itasca Inviational held in Coleraine, Minn. on Saturday, January 11 and Sunday, January 12. The Gusties won the 5K freestyle competition on Saturday with a team score of 37 and the 5K classic race on Sunday with a score of 41.

Britta Carlson (SR, Jericho, VT) was the top Gustavus finisher in both the freestyle and classic competitions. She placed second overall in the freestyle race with a time of 15:34. She and Erich Ziegler teamed up to win the classic mixed gender relay race (Team's consisted of one male and female. The men skied 10K while the women skied 5K. The times were combied to determine the winner.) Carlson and Ziegler finished with a combined time of 47:07.

Gustavus returns to action on Saturday and Sunday by traveling to the Macalester College Invitational in Cable WI.

Freestyle Results from Saturday:

Gustavus finished in 1st place with 37 points out of 5 teams

Top Individual Finisher: Liz Parke, Carleton, 15:25

Team Standings
Gustavus...........37
St. Olaf...........35
St. Cloud..........27
St. Benedict.......15
Macalester..........6

Gustavus Results:
2nd Britta Carlson.......15:26
4th Ingrid Olson.........16:06
8th Kelly Damrow.........16:56
10th Chandra Daw.........17:11
14th Kendra Rinas........17:38
19th Kirsten DeVries.....18:30

Freestyle Results from Sunday:

Gustavus finished in 1st place with 41 points out of 5 teams

Top Individual Finisher: Liz Parke, Carleton, 17:21

Team Standings
Gustavus...........41
St. Cloud..........31
St. Olaf...........25
St. Benedict.......12
Macalester.........11

Gustavus Results:
2nd Britta Carlson.......17:27
3rd Ingrid Olson.........17:29
6th Kelly Damrow.........18:06
8th Chandra Daw..........18:28
13th Kirsten DeVries.....19:19
16th Kendra Rinas........19:35