Sunday, April 7, 2002 - Latest News
Freeman, Wagner End Season on Top

Kris Freeman picked up another win in the final event of the US spring series in Bolton Valley, Vermont yesterday in the 18km classic race. Freeman skied away from the competitiong to win by 26.6 seconds. David Chamberlain improved on his earlier performances of the week to finish second, followed by always consistent Andrew Johnson in third. Patrick Weaver finished 4th with Canadian George Grey in 5th.

The women's 12km classic race was won by Wendy Wagner, who has skied her way into better form during the week long spring series. Wagner picked up the win by a whopping 30.4 second margin over Aubrey Smith, who has been consistent throughout the spring races. Ekatrina Ivanova, who won the first race last weekend, finished third. Melissa Oram and Canadian Tasha Betcherman rounded out the top five.

This race brings the North American season to a close. Stay tuned to for developing news throughout the spring as teams get selected for next season.

Men's 18km Classic:
1. Kris Freeman 48:26.7
2. David Chamberlain 48:53.3
3. Andrew Johnson 49:00.7
4. Pat Weaver 49:19.4
5. George Grey 49:19.7
6. Chris Jeffries 49:55.3
7. Drew Goldsack 49:56.9
8. Devon Kershaw 50:07.0
Women's 12km Classic:
1. Wendy Wagner 39:45.4
2. Audrey Smith 40:15.8
3. Ekatrina Ivanova 40:27.1
4. Melissa Oram 40:41.0
5. Sara Lindborg 40:49.5
6. Tasha Betcherman 41:01.9
7. Kristina Trygstad­Saari 41:18.9
8. Caitlin Compton 41:24.8

Complete results are available at

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