Ski Huskies Fifth in College Cup Competition

Ski Huskies Fifth in College Cup Competition

HOUGHTON, Mich. — The Michigan Tech Nordic skiing team finished fifth of 20 teams in the College Cup competition at U.S National Ski Championships this week.

The College Cup consists of the first two races during the week at U.S. Nationals—the classic distance and the freestyle sprint qualifier. The men’s team was fourth of 15 squads, while the women were sixth of 18. Combined they were fifth of 20.

Gaspard Cuenot finished second individually among collegiate men in the College Cup with 130 points. Didrik Fjeld Elset tied for fifth with 123 points. Andrea Lee was 10th on the women’s side with 123 points.

“It’s great to have three athletes in the top 10,” said Tech coach Joe Haggenmiller. “Being there indicates they are in a good spot to build on as the season continues. I’m happy that the team was able to finish fifth. With the youth of this year’s team, it’s exciting that we’re not too far off last year’s result.”

The U.S. Nationals continues Thursday (Jan. 7) with freestyle distance races.