MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University menÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s cross country ski team won two events over the weekend. ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ On Saturday(Dec. 3) the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats won the NMU Open with 22 points as UW-Green Bay was secondwith 14.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Sunday the action moved to Michigan Tech for the MTU Open and theÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were victorious with 21 points over the Phoenix with 17.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Bryan Cook won the NMU open title as he covered the coursein a time of 29:43.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The next ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cat to ski across the finish line was AdriaanOstrander in fifth place (31:32).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Phillip Violett finished in ninth place(32:02) as teammate Ben Cline was a little over 30 seconds behind him (32:35).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Two other ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were in the top 20 with Jason Kask in 12th (32:42)and Gus Kaeding finishing 18th (33:03).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Bret Bedard rounded out theNMU skiers in a tie for 25th (33:39).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Kaeding was the top finisher for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats on Sunday with athird-place showing (30:21), teammate Ostrander was three seconds back(30:24).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Violett was the only other ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cat in the top 10 as he placed eighth(30:50).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kask tied for 22nd (32:29) and Bedard was 24th(32:38) for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats.
This week the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats will skate once again at home onSaturday (Dec. 14) and at MTU on Sunday.