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Freeman 20th at cross-country opener

U.S. cross-country racer Kris Freeman was the country’s top finisher Saturday, finishing 20th in the first cross-country World Cup of the season.GAELLIVARE, Sweden – U.S. cross-country racer Kris Freeman was the country’s top finisher Saturday, finishing 20th in the first cross-country World Cup of the season. Freeman finished just under 46 seconds behind the leader at 33.21.

OFFICIAL RESULTS
2009 Viessmann Cross Country FIS World Cup
Gaellivare, SWE – Nov. 22, 2008

Men's 15K Freestyle
1. Marcus Hellner, Sweden, 32.35.2
2. Pietro Piller Cottrer, Italy, 32.36.6
3. Petter Northug, Norway, 32.42.1
4. Tom Reichelt, Germany, 32.50.1
5. Tore Ruud Hofstad, Norway, 32.50.2

20. Kris Freeman, Andover, NH, 33.21.0

Women's 10K Freestyle
1. Charlotte Kalla, Sweden, 24.07.8
2. Marit Bjoergen, Norway, 24.32.2
3. Aino-Kaisa Saarinen, Finland, 24.39.8
4. Therese Johaug, Norway, 24.41.5
5. Arianna Follis, Italy, 24.43.4

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