Ben Cline Skates To A Top NMU Finish In The Freestyle
COLERAINE, Minn. Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University menÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s cross country ski team competed at the Mt. Itasca NorAm SuperTour over theweekend.Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Saturday (Jan. 21) the skiers skated in the collegiate 10Kfreestyle event.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ben Cline led the Wildcats with a fourth place showing(24:58.58).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ One other Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cat had a top 10 finish as Phil Violett was 10thwith a time of 25:19.81.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Adriaan Ostrander was next as he finished in 12thplace (25:29.01) and Gus Kaeding was 15th (25:41.27).Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Sunday (Jan. 22) the skiers competed in the collegiate 10Kclassic.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU had three skiers in the top 10.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kaeding was third (28:32.13) ashe was followed by Ostrander in sixth (28:45.50) and Cline in seventh(28:56.26).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Violett just missed a top 10 finish with his 11th placeshowing (29:04.67).
The team will skate at the Hayward, Wis. SuperTour eventthis weekend.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ‚Ã‚