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Wagner, Freeman tops in SuperTour 10km

Wagner, Freeman tops in SuperTour 10km{mosimage}WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. – Wendy Wagner and Justin Freeman won cross-country SuperTour 10-kilometer classic technique races Saturday on the Rendezvous Ski Trails as the U.S. Ski Team prepared to name a World Cup squad for races next month in Canada.

Freeman was timed in 35 minutes, 11.6 seconds, with Dave Chamberlain second in 35:30.9. Ivan Babikov, a Russian who lives in Canada, completed the podium (35:43.9).

In the women’s race, Wagner – who won the SuperTour free technique sprint Friday – finished in 41:21.4, more than a minute ahead of Lindsay Williams, a senior at Northern Michigan University, while Dartmouth College senior Ali Crocker was third.

The SuperTour races were the final qualifying events for consideration in naming a U.S. team to compete in World Cup races Dec. 10-11 in Vernon, B.C., and Dec. 15-18 in Canmore, Alberta.

Cross-Country SuperTour
Yellowstone Ski Festival
West Yellowstone, Mont. – Nov. 26, 2005

Men’s 10km classic
1. Justin Freeman, Andover, N.H., 35:11.6
2. Dave Chamberlain, Bethel, Maine, 35:30.9
3. Ivan Babikov, Russia, 35:43.9
4. James Southam, Anchorage, Alaska, 35:48.5
5. Kris Freeman, Andover, N.H., 35:55.4

Women’s 10km classic
1. Wendy Wagner, Park City, Utah, 41:12.1
2. Lindsay Williams, Hastings, Minn., 42:30.4
3. Ali Crocker, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 43:02.6
4. Abi Larson, Bozeman, Mont., 43:09.5
5. Jana Rehemaa, Estonia, 43:13.8

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– Courtesy USSA News Bureau

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