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Ben Lustgarten striding to 2nd place in the Ishpeming SuperTour 10k Classic (Photo Jackie Schneider/SkinnySki)

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Liz Guiney (L) and Kaitlynn Miller skiing together in the 15k freestyle mass start (Photo Jackie Schneider/SkinnySki)

GRP Ski Hits the Podium at Ishpeming SuperTour

Last Updated: 19.Feb.2018

Over the weekend, four Green Racing Project skiers competed in a three race SuperTour in Ishpeming, Michigan. The SuperTour first came to Ishpeming last season, and this year the organizers added another race to the weekend, which allowed SuperTour racers to compete in two races with CCSA collegiate skiers racing at their Regional Championships.

February 15- Freestyle Sprint
Racing kicked off on Thursday with a freestyle sprint. 12 women and 20 men qualified for the rounds with a smaller field present, and the women raced just semifinals and finals. Liz Guiney and Kaitlynn Miller qualified in 3rd and 5th, respectively, for the women, and Ben Lustgarten and Adam Martin finished 6th and 15th, respectively, for the men. Guiney and Miller moved up through their semifinals to the A Final, where Miller took 3rd and Guiney took 5th. Adam Martin took 4th in his quarterfinal and finished 15th overall on the day, while Lustgarten finished 3rd in his semifinal and 7th overall.

February 17- 15/20k Freestyle Mass Start
After a day off, the skiers were back on the track for freestyle mass starts with the collegiate skiers. The women's went off first. Kaitlynn Miller finished 5th, followed closely by Liz Guiney in 6th. The men followed with a 20k freestyle, and Ben Lustgarten had the top GRP finish of the day in 4th, while Adam Martin was not far behind in 6th.

February 18- 5/10k Classic Individual
On the final day of competition, racers competed in interval start classic races. The men raced first in a 10k classic. Ben Lustgarten had a strong result, placing 2nd, and Adam Martin was close behind in 4th. The women followed up with a 5k classic, with Kaitlynn Miller taking 1st and Liz Guiney close behind in 2nd.

Full results from the Ishpeming SuperTour weekend are available on SuperiorTiming.com. The domestic skiers race next in Hayward, WI on February 24 for the American Birkebeiner.