Michigan Tech women finish second
HOUGHTON, Mich. - The Michigan Tech Nordic ski teams regrouped from a disappointing freestyle race on Saturday (Dec. 4) by placing seven skiers in the top-10 of the classical races Sunday (Dec. 5).
“Today was a big turn around from yesterday,” said head coach Joe Haggenmiller. “This weekend proves that we need to work on our freestyle skiing but our classic skiing is very competitive. Overall I am pleased with where we are at this point of the season. The season is early with our big races yet to come.”
Malin Eriksson and Sarah Daniels each turned in the best finish of their careers finishing second (19:17) and third (19:21) in the five-kilometer race.
Lynn Duijndam was the other racer in the top-10 finishing ninth in 20:06.
Jackie Pribyl and Christina Michica also enjoyed a strong day on the snow finishing 13th (20:35) and 15th (20:44).
Luke Gesior led a group of four male Tech skiers in the top-10 with a fourth place finish in the 10-kilometer classic race in a time of 33:10. Teammate Sondre Sandvik was one spot back in fifth (33:14).
Jesse Smith and Matt Dugan crossed the line in ninth (33:50) and 10th (34:00) respectively.
Petter Sjulstad finished 11th (34:12) and Andrew Keller was 12th (34:33).
In the team results, the women finished second in the classic race and second overall on the weekend out of four teams. The men finished third in the classic race and third overall on the weekend out of four teams. In the weekend combined scores Tech finished second.
Both teams will be back in action next weekend (Dec. 11-12) in Marquette.