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Nordic Ski Team Races Well at High Point

By Erin Lavik
Team member

The MIT Nordic skiing team had another successful race last weekend in High Point, New Jersey. Because of the inclement weather, MIT was only able to attend the classic races on Sunday, but made the most of the events with two male skiers and one female skier in the top ten.

In the men's 12k, Christian Lund G lead the team with a third place finish of 36:37, followed closely by Jeffrey Doering '99 in fifth (37:02). Benjamin Young of Cornell University won the race in a time of 34:39. Jiri Schindler '96 and Jeff Bradenbach '96 rounded out the skiers for MIT.

In the 8k women's classic race, Lynn Cornell led for MIT with a sixth place finish and a time of 35:49, six minutes behind winner Majorlein Schat of Cornell (29:44). Erin Lavik completed MIT's team.

Overall, MIT finished second behind Cornell and in front of West Point, Syracuse, and Clarksons.

This weekend, MIT will compete in Regionals at Lapland Lake. Saturday's events will include men's and women's classic races and a relay, and Sunday's events will be skating races.