Northern Michigan wins College Cup at XC nationals


HOUGHTON, Mich. — Olympians Lindsey Weier and Lindsay Williams powered Northern Michigan to the College Cup title at the 2007 U.S. Cross Country Championships at the Michigan Tech Nordic Training Center.

HOUGHTON, Mich. — Olympians Lindsey Weier and Lindsay Williams powered Northern Michigan to the College Cup title at the 2007 U.S. Cross Country Championships at the Michigan Tech Nordic Training Center. 
    Weier and Williams placed first and second, respectively, among college racers in both the 5-kilometer classic and 10 km freestyle races as Northern Michigan tallied 790 points to outdistance second-place Dartmouth with 757.
    On the men's side, Darmouth had strong showing in both the 15 km freestyle and the 10 km classic races. Michael Sinnott and Benjamin True placed in the top 10 in both races. Glenn Randall joined them in the top ten in the freestyle race, placing second.
    Dartmouth's men's squad outdistanced Northern Michigan by almost 30 points, but the Northern Michigan women's team, which took the top four spots in the freestyle race — had a 61-point lead on the Big Green.
    Rounding out the top five were the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Alaska Anchorage and host Michigan Tech. 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 points
2. Dartmouth  College, 757
3. Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks, 702
4. Univ. of Alaska Anchorage, 619
5. Michigan Tech, 613
6. Middlebury College, 599
7. Denver University, 594
8. University of Utah, 537
9. University of Vermont, 469
10. University of Colorado, 410

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