Logan Hanneman of Alaska Fairbanks and Michigan Tech’s Alice Flanders have been selected Skiers of the Week for their performances at the NCAA Central Regionals held on February 28th and March 1st at Al Quaal Park in Ishpeming, Michigan.
Logan Hanneman skied to an impressive set of second place finishes at Central Regionals, and narrowly missed taking the top honors in the men’s 20 kilometer classic mass start race, finishing second behind NMU’s Schwencke by 5.3 seconds. Hanneman was the top CCSA skier in the sprint races at US Nationals, taking 7th in the classic sprint and 8th in the freestyle. Hanneman competed for the United States in early February at the U-23 World Championships in Almaty, Kazahkstan, taking 23rd in the classic sprint.
Alice Flanders took her third freestyle victory of the CCSA season at Central Regionals, winning the 5 kilometer event with a time of 15:09. Flanders took 11th in the women’s 15 kilometer classic race. Flanders is unbeaten this season in freestyle races over 5 kilometers, and she has finished on the podium of every CCSA qualifying freestyle race this season. With Flanders outstanding record in 5 kilometer freestyle races, the Michigan Tech senior will be looking forward to that event in Lake Placid on March 11th.
Both Hanneman and Flanders will compete at the NCAA Skiing Championships held on March 11th and 13th in Lake Placid, New York.