Bryan Cook Wins Title At Ccsa Regional Championships
HOUGHTON, Mich. - The Northern Michigan University menÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s cross country ski team competed at the NCAA Central RegionalChampionships over the weekend at Michigan Tech.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ On Saturday the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats weresecond in the 10K freestyle race with 79 points as Alaska Fairbanks won theevent with 84 points.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Sunday in the 20K classic race NMU was second again with82 points as the Nanooks took the team title by one point over the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats with83 points.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Only the top three skiers scored the team points in each event.
Bryan Cook captured the freestyle race on Saturday with atime of 24:58.5.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Nanooks had the next three scoring places in the event.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ August Kaeding was the next ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cat to finish as he was seventh in the event witha time of 26:24.1.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ About nine seconds behind Kaeding was Mike New in eighthplace (26:33.4).
Sunday was the classical race as the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats had two of thetop three finishers.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Cook was second with a time of 59:02.4 as teammateAdriaan Ostrander was third in the event with a clocking of 59:23.1.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ RobertBaldwin was the third ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cat to score team points as he was sixth in the event(1:00:46.2).
The team will compete next at the NCAA Skiing Championships,March 10-13, which are being held at the Auburn Ski Club in Truckee, Calif.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚