Press Box


HOUGHTON, Mich. - Over the weekend the Northern Michigan University menâ€Â™s cross country ski team competed at the Houghton HolidayInn Express Christmas Classic.  Saturday (Dec. 17) the men competed in the 10Kfreestyle race and on Sunday it was the classic. 


Bryan Cook skated to a second-place finish in the freestylerace on Saturday with a clocking of 28:38.9.  Bret Bedard was ninth (30:09.1),Bill Bowler 10th (30:14.4), 11th was Phil Violett(30:20.4) and Justin Singleton 13th (30:32.0).  Three other â€Â˜Catsfinished the race as Adriaan Ostrander was 17th (30:47.5), Ben Cline18th (30:53.7) and Jason Kask 19th (30:56.2).


Cook won the senior menâ€Â™s classic on Sunday with a time of31:08.1.  Cline was fifth (32:00.5) and teammate Ostrander was about nineseconds behind (32:09.4).  Violett placed 13th (33:00.2) and Bedard18th (33:38.1) in the event.  Bowler won the older junior divisionof the classic as he covered the course in a time of 32:11.7.  Singleton wasthird (32:26.2) and Kask 11th (35:23.9).


The team will be at the U.S. Cross Country Championships inearly January at Soldier Hollow, Utah. 






Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director