MT. ITASCA, Minn.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan menÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s cross country ski teamcompeted at the 2004 CXC Norm Super Tour over the weekend at Mt. Itasca, Minn.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Saturday the team raced in the mass startclassical race as SundayÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s race was cancelled because of the weather.
Former NMU skiers Matt Weier andCory Wubbels were sixth and seventh in the Norman Men category of theevent.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Weier covered the course in atime of 41:49.7 while Wubbels turned in a time of 42:02.2.
Hjalmar Westie was second (42:10.3)in the College Men category of the race, Bryan Cook was next (42:17.4) in thirdplace and he was followed by Adriaan Ostrander (43:04.5) who was fourth.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Joey Graci was sixth in the same category(43:35.2) and Mike New was ninth (44:42.8).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Bob Baldwin led a one-two finishfor the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats in the OJ Men category.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Baldwinhad a time of 44:00.2 for the winning time as teammate August Kaeding wassecond (44:01.4).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Cameron Ross wasfourth (46:00.6) and Ben Cline was sixth (46:49.8).
The team will be back in actionthis weekend (Jan. 24-25) at the Cable, Wis. CXC Norm Super Tour event.