We have arrived back in Marquette for a few weeks of training after competing up in Houghton, MI at the Central College Regional races. These races were open for anyone to compete so CXC teammates Maria, Gus, Brian Gregg, Kristina Owen, JoJo Winters, and I headed up to race a 5/10km classic and 10/15km mass-start skate. Gus, Maria, and I would like to big a give thank you to Mike and Christine Young who allowed us to stay with them for the weekend. They were unbelievable hosts and even sent us home with a growler of Keweenaw Brewing Company Blonde Ale. Thank you very much!
The races came and went as all of us were still feeling quite tired from the Birkie. The highlights were my 3rd place in the 10km classic and my 2nd place to Brian Gregg in the 15km skate. Maria scored a solid 2nd in the 10km skate followed my Kristina and JoJo in 3rd and 4th. Martin Banerud from NMU won the 10km classic by a mere 0.4 seconds, and Laura DeWitt took the 5km classic while Lindsey Dehlin won the 10km skate. It was a great weekend for NMU as they qualified a full team of six athletes for NCAA’s in Rumford, Maine, while also winning the combined Regionals team title. We wish everyone good luck at NCAA’s!