Gilbertson shines at US nationals
January 11, 2013
SOLDIER HOLLOW, Utah - Two members of St. Olaf's Women's Nordic Ski team competed at US Nationals this past weekend at Soldier Hollow. Nora Gilbertson placed 55th out of a field of 165 in the sprint race.
Using a monster double pole and some very smart tactical racing, Gilbertson skied her way through her quarter and semi into the A final along with some of the other top junior skiers in the country. With some other juniors in the senior heats, she finished the day as the 17th junior skier. Elise Sulser also competed in the sprint race, finishing 136th.
In the 10K Skate, Sulser finished 107th out of 166 with a time of 35:13.1, while Gilbertson was close behind with a time of 35:29.4.
Gilbertson found success in the 5K Classic, finishing with a time of 17:17.8, good for 35th place. Sulser crossed teh line shortly after with a time of 17:44.8 (45th).
The St. Olaf Nordic team will compete next at an alumni/dual meet with GAC at Battle Creek on Saturday January 12th.