January 23, 2006

Ben Cline Skates To A Top NMU Finish In The Freestyle


 

COLERAINE, Minn. â€Â“ The Northern Michigan University menâ€Â™s cross country ski team competed at the Mt. Itasca NorAm SuperTour over theweekend. 

 

Saturday (Jan. 21) the skiers skated in the collegiate 10Kfreestyle event.  Ben Cline led the Wildcats with a fourth place showing(24:58.58).  One other â€Â˜Cat had a top 10 finish as Phil Violett was 10thwith a time of 25:19.81.  Adriaan Ostrander was next as he finished in 12thplace (25:29.01) and Gus Kaeding was 15th (25:41.27). 

 

Sunday (Jan. 22) the skiers competed in the collegiate 10Kclassic.  NMU had three skiers in the top 10.  Kaeding was third (28:32.13) ashe was followed by Ostrander in sixth (28:45.50) and Cline in seventh(28:56.26).  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. Ã‚ 

 



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director
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