Women's Nordic Skiing Archives

Gustavus Competes at Macalester Invitational

The Golden Gusties competed at the Macalester Invitational held in Houghton, Michigan on the trails operated by Michigan Tech University on Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19. The Gusties placed fifth out of nine full teams in the 5K freestyle competition on Saturday with a team score of 56. Gustavus finished third on Sunday in the 13K classical race with a score of 57.

Gustavus was one of four NCAA Division III schools (St. Olaf, Macalester, St. Benedict) that had full teams competing at the invite. The Gusties were the top Division III school on both days and finished ahead of Division II schools Michigan Tech and St. Cloud State as well as Division I school UW-Green Bay on Sunday.

Britta Carlson (SR, Jericho, VT) was the top Gustavus finisher in both the freestyle and classic competitions. She placed 24th overall in the freestyle race with a time of 21:27. Carlson finished 18th overall in the classic race with a time of 55:40.

Gustavus returns to action on Saturday and Sunday by traveling to the St. Olaf College Invitational in Ironwood, Michigan.

Freestyle Results from Saturday:

Gustavus finished in 5th place with 56 points out of 9 teams

Top Individual Finisher: Sigrid Aas, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, 18:12

Team Standings
Northern Michigan........93
Alaska-Fairbanks.........90
Michigan Tech............72
UW-Green Bay.............69
Gustavus.................56
St. Olaf.................46
St. Cloud State..........43
Macalester...............26
St. Benedict.............25
Carleton*................26

* - Carleton had only one athlete competing and therefore did not have a full team

Gustavus Results:
Britta Carlson.......21:27
Ingrid Olson.........21:40
Kelly Damrow.........21:51
Chandra Daw..........21:53
Kendra Rinas.........22:13
Kirsten DeVries......22:32

Classic Results from Sunday:

Gustavus finished in 3rd place with 57 points out of 9 teams

Top Individual Finisher: Sigrid Aas, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, 48:31

Team Standings
Alaska-Fairbanks.........83
Northern Michigan........82
Gustavus.................57
UW-Green Bay.............52
Michigan Tech............50
St. Cloud State..........43
St. Olaf.................38
Macalester...............18
St. Benedict.............17
Carleton*................22

* - Carleton had only one athlete competing and therefore did not have a full team

Gustavus Results:
Britta Carlson.......55:40
Ingrid Olson.........55:44
Kelly Damrow.........55:56
Kirsten DeVries......57:42
Chandra Daw..........60:07
Kendra Rinas.........61:31

For complete results, visit the Michigan Tech Website by clicking here.