BIWABIK, Minn. – The Northern Michigan University Nordic ski teams won the overall team title at the Saints Invitational on Sunday (Jan. 27) after winning both the freestyle races from Giants Ridge. The women scored 74 points while the men totaled 75.
NMU scored 299 points on the weekend, after winning both classic races on Saturday, for the team title over St. Scholastica (258) and Michigan Tech (233).
Junior Rosie Frankwoski won the women’s 15.7-kilometer in 48:38.9, a full minute ahead of the second place finisher. Junior Jordyn Ross (50:03.3) and freshman Hannah Boyer (50:35.2) also scored for NMU, finishing fifth and sixth overall.
Sophomore Elizabeth Simak (21st), freshman Mary Kate Cirelli (23rd) and freshman Megan Edic (25th) also raced for the Wildcats.
Junior George Cartwright (53:17.6) took first in the 20.5K freestyle, winning by one-tenth of a second over Jeremy Hacker of St. Scholastica and two-tenths over teammate junior Erik Soderman.
Senior Chris Bowler (54:41.5) was a few spots back in fifth place to round out the scoring for the ‘Cats.
Freshman Sam Elfstrom and junior Ben Hugus rounded out the NMU skiers in 15th and 16th place.
Northern hosts the first round of the Central Collegiate Ski Association Championship next weekend at the Al Quaal Recreation Center in Ishpeming.
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