Tami Kochen Leads Wildcats At Mt. Itasca
COLERAINE, Minn. Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University womenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s cross country ski team competed at the Mt. Itasca NorAm SuperTour over theweekend.
Tami Kochen led the Wildcats on Saturday (Jan. 21) with asecond-place showing in the collegiate 10K freestyle.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She covered the coursein a time of 27:41.10.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Two other Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats were in the top 10 as Laura DeWitt wasseventh (29:35.45) and Jennifer Wygant was eighth (29:59.02).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kelly Ahern wasjust out of the top 10 in 12th place (30:58.29). Bibiane Mahy wasthe final Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cat to cross the finish line in 20th place (31:55.34).
Kochen again led the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats on Sunday (Jan. 22) with arunner-up finish in the collegiate 10K classic with a clocking of 31:45.49.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The next four Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats to skate across the finish line were Ahern in eighth place(33:39.05); DeWitt was next in ninth (33:48.44); Wygant in 13th(34:59.37); and Mahy in 15th (35:17.68).
The team will skate at the Hayward, Wis. SuperTour eventthis weekend.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ‚Ã‚
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