Tech Ski team opens season at home


Courtesy of MTU Athletics
HOUGHTON, Mich. – The Michigan Tech ski team had five top-10 performances during day one of the Michigan Tech Opener Saturday (Dec. 1).

“Today was a good start to the season,” said head coach Joe Haggenmiller. “We are not in top shape, but we raced just fine. The weather made for an interesting day waxing, but our skies were very competitive.”

Matt 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.

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

Coach Haggenmiller praised the performance of Sam Holmes who finished 11th (34:05).

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.

Lynn Duijndam was 11th (20:48), Marissa Yovetich was 13th (22:42) and Cassie Johnson was 15th (23:21).

Martin Banerud won the men’s race in 29:32, and Mary Kate Cirelli won the women’s race in 18:55.

The Huskies will wrap-up the weekend with the freestyle races Sunday (Dec. 2).