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Michigan Tech’s Nordic skiers lead off season on home course

December 3, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

HOUGHTON - The Michigan Tech ski team closed out the Michigan Tech Opener on a high note with five men and two women finishing in the top 10 Sunday.

"I was pleased with our races today," said Tech coach Joe Haggenmiller. "We had decent performances for our first weekend of racing."

Matt Dugan led the charge for the men, finishing fifth in the 12-kilometer freestyle race. He posted a time of 37 minutes, 53 seconds.

Dugan was followed by Matt Wong in seventh (38:04) and Luke Gesior in eighth (38:09). Raphael Bechtiger crossed the line ninth (38:32) and Jay Woodbeck was 10th (38:42).

Lynn Duijndam was the top finisher for the Huskies in the women's 10-kilometer freestyle race finishing fifth in a time of 28:37. Marissa Yovetich also cracked the top 10, finishing ninth (30:26).

Tech had five top-10 performances during day one of the Michigan Tech Opener Saturday.

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Dugan was the top finisher for the men's team in the 10-kilometer classic race. He crossed the line fifth in a time of 32:45.

Wong was sixth (32:56), followed by Sondre Sandvik in eighth (33:12), and Kyle Hanson was ninth (33:59).

Sarah Daniels, who was battling an injury, led the Huskies with a sixth-place finish in the women's five-kilometer race. She finished in a time of 19:51.



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