HOUGHTON, Mich. (Jan. 7) — Northern Michigan University took College Cup honors at the 2007 U.S. Cross Country Championships at the Michigan Tech Nordic Training Center in Houghton. The Wildcats rode the skis of their two Olympic veterans, Lindsey Weier and Lindsay Williams, to victory.
Weier and Williams placed first and second among collegians in both the 5km classic and 10km freestyle races.
On the men's side, Darmouth made strong showing in both the 15km freestyle and the 10km classic races. Michael Sinnott and Benjamin True placed in the top ten in both races. Glenn Randall joined them in the top ten in the freestyle race, placing second.
Dartmouth's men's squad outdistanced NMU by almost 30 points, but the strong Northern Michigan women's team — taking the top four spots in the freestyle race — had a 61 point lead on Dartmouth.
Rounding out the top five were the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Alaska Anchorage and host Michigan Technological University. A total of 27 teams participated in the College Cup competition.
The College Cup is part of the U.S. Cross Country Championships. College skiers earn points for their institutions through their finishes in the two distance races during the week-long competition.
2007 COLLEGE CUP
U.S. CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
1. Northern Michigan University 790
2. Dartmouth College 757
3. Univ of Alaska Fairbanks 702
4. Univ of Alaska Anchorage 619
5. Michigan Technological Univ. 613
6. Middlebury College 599
7. Denver University 594
8. University of Utah 537
9. University of Vermont 469
10. University of Colorado 410
For complete results: www.seniornationals.org