December 3, 2007

Skiers Take Top Three Scoring Spots

Maria Stuber
Maria Stuber
HOUGHTON, Mich. - The Northern Michigan University women’s Nordic ski team dominated the Husky Open on Sunday (Dec. 2) by taking the first three scoring places. NMU was scheduled to open up the season at home on Saturday (Dec. 1), but because of a lack of snow the event was cancelled. The ‘Cats tallied 24 points to claim the team tile with Michigan Tech second (11) and UW-Green Bay third (10). 
 
Maria Stuber won the 5K freestyle race with a time of 15:51.5. Morgan Smyth was second (15:53.7) and Laura DeWitt was actually fourth, but for scoring purposes was third (16:32.2). Christina Gillis, an open racer, was third (16:28.6). Two other NMU skiers competed as Anna Berglund was ninth (17:25.4) and Maria Grossi 11th (17:43.1).
 
“We like to start the season off with a win, the team dominated the women’s event,” said Sten Fjeldheim. “The conditions were perfect and it looks like our hard summer and fall preparation will pay off.”
 
“We like to start the season off with a win. The men’s team was impressive,” said Sten Fjeldheim. “The conditions were perfect and it looks like our hard summer and fall preparation will pay off.”
 
The ‘Cats will attempt once again to race at home on Saturday (Dec. 8) at 11 a.m. with the site to be determined.
 
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