MARQUETTE, Mich. - Over the weekend the NMU womenÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚¢ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚€ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚™scross country ski team competed at the NMU Invitational that was held at the AlQuaal Trails in Ishpeming.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ On Saturday(Feb. 1) the womenÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚¢ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚€ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s team won the 5K Freestyle event with 84 points as MichiganTech was second with 69 points.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Sundaywas the 10K Classic and again the Wildcats won the team score with 84 points asTech was second with 72 points.
Scoring points for the ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚¢ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚€ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats in the 5K were Tami Kochen whowas second in the event, but for point purposes was first.
Other skiers in the race from NMU were Maria Stuber(17:34.6); Jordan Seethaler (17:47.8); Katherine Huemmer (17:53.6); ShannonDikkema (18:26.2); Aniya Deitz (18:38.7); Maria Stewart 18:50.0); StephanieHowe (18:55.0); and Maggie Sorenson (19:37.4).ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
In the 10K race on Sunday, Whitmer won the event with a timeof 42:21.2.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Patzer was the first ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚¢ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚€ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Catto cross the finish line in a time of 42:57.8.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kochen (43:14.9) and Daw (43:15.2) scored points for the ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚¢ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚€ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats.
Other skiers from NMU who crossed the finish line wereDikkema (43:49.3); Seethaler (43:52.7); Huemmer (44:13.9); Stuber (45:25.3);Howe (46:02.1); Deitz (46:16.9); Stewart (47:40.7); and Sorenson (49:23.6).