Bryan Cook Leads 'Cats To Two Wins
MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University menÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s cross country ski team competed over the weekend in two races.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Saturday(Dec. 10) the squad skated against Michigan Tech then on Sunday (Dec. 11) the teamtraveled up the road and competed at Tech.
Racing at Saux Head on Saturday the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats defeated theHuskies, 15-6.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Bryan Cook won the race as he covered the course in a time of28:09.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Phil Violett was the next ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cat to cross the finish line in fourth place(30:05) as teammate, Adriaan Ostrander, was next (30:08).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Bret Beard followedin seventh place (30:24) and Gus Kaeding in 11th (31:03).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ JasonKask placed 19th (32:36).
Cook made it two in a row as he won the race at MTU onSunday with a time of 29:38.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He led the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats to a team victory with 21points, MTU was next with 18 and Finlandia had six.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ostrander finished inseventh (31:22) as he was followed by Violett in 10th (31:39) andBedard in 12th (32:24).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
This week the team will go back up to Tech for the ChristmasClassic over the weekend (Dec. 17-18).