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Sun Dec 10
UP Opener - MTU, Houghton - MTU Trails
Sat Dec 16
MTU CCSA Race & Junior Cup - MTU, Houghton - MTU Trails
Sun Dec 17
MTU CCSA Race & Junior Cup - MTU, Houghton - MTU Trails
Wed Jan 03
at US National Championship - Anchorage, Kincaid
10/15K Freestyle
Fri Jan 05
at US National Championship - Anchorage, Kincaid
Sprint Freestyle
Sun Jan 07
at US National Championship - Anchorage, Kincaid
20/30K MST Classic
Mon Jan 08
at US National Championship - Anchorage, Kincaid
Sprint Classic
Sat Jan 20
at Birkie Start CCSA & Junior Cup Race - CXC Cable - Birkie Start
5/10K INT Classic
Sun Jan 21
at Birkie Start CCSA & Junior Cup Race - CXC Cable - Birkie Start
15/20K MST Freestyle
Sat Jan 27
at St. Scholastica CCSA Race - CSS, Duluth - Spirit Mtn
15/20K INT Classic
Sun Jan 28
at St. Scholastica CCSA Race - CSS, Duluth - Spirit Mtn
Freestyle Team Relay
Sat Feb 03
MTU CCSA Race - MTU, Houghton - MTU Trails
5/10K MST Classic
Sun Feb 04
MTU CCSA Race - MTU, Houghton - MTU Trails
15/20K INT Freestyle
Sat Feb 10
at CCSA Conference Championship - UWGB Rhinelander - CAVOC
5/10K INT Classic
Sun Feb 11
at CCSA Conference Championship - UWGB Rhinelander - CAVOC
15/20K MST Freestyle
Sat Feb 17
at SuperTour & NCAA Regional Championship - NMU, Ishpeming - Al Qual
5/10K INT Classic
Sun Feb 18
at SuperTour & NCAA Regional Championship - NMU, Ishpeming - Al Qual
15/20K MST Freestyle
Thu Mar 08
at NCAA National Championship - DU, Steamboat Springs, CO
5/10K INT Classic
Sat Mar 10
at NCAA National Championship - DU, Steamboat Springs, CO
15/20K MST Freestyle
Tue Mar 13
at Canadian Nationals - Thunder Bay, Ontario - Lappe Nordic
Wed Mar 14
at Canadian Nationals - Thunder Bay, Ontario - Lappe Nordic
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Huskies Wrap Up UP-Opener Sunday

Huskies Wrap Up UP-Opener Sunday

HOUGHTON, Mich. – The Michigan Tech men's and women's Nordic Ski teams closed the opening weekend of the 2016-17 season on Sunday at the UP-Opener held at the Tech Trails. The Huskies competed well on Saturday and turned in some strong performances on Sunday as well.

"It was a small field today but it had some very elite competitors," Michigan Tech Head Coach Joe Haggenmiller said. "I think we had a very good effort today although that might not have necessarily showed up on the results sheet. On the men's side, I thought Gaspard (Cuenot), Thomas (Bye), and Tomi (Mikkonen) had solid days. On the women's side, I thought Sonja (Hedblom) and Lisa (König) had good days as well on the course. I think we have some things to build from this weekend and look forward to having some bigger fields next week and competing again at Tech Trails."

Sonja Hedblom paced the Tech women's team on Sunday, finishing fifth overall with a time of 17:52.6 in the 5k classic race. Lisa König followed in seventh overall after hitting the line with a time of 18:04.8. Amanda Kautzer checked in at No. 9 in the individual standings with a time of 18:12.7, Carloyn Lucca was 10th with a time of 18:48.2, and Ruth Oppliger rounded out the Tech competitor's 12th overall with a time of 19:19.4. Vivian Hett of Northern Michigan University took home the individual title with a time of 16:44.6.

Gaspard Cuenot was the top finisher for the men's team on Sunday, recording a sixth place finish in the field of 30 racers. Cuenot crossed the line with a time of 30:01.8. Thomas Bye followed in seventh with a time of 30:20.3 and Tomi Mikkonen cracked the top ten in 10th place with a time of 30:39.5. Dan Wood (14th, 31:39.7), Seth Mares (22nd, 33:50.4), Mark Wenzel (26th, 34:55.0), and Seth Prigge (27th, 35:18.0) rounded out the field for Tech on Sunday. Adam Martin of Northern Michigan won the 10k classic race with a time of 28:32.5.

Michigan Tech will be back on the course at tech Trails Saturday and Sunday in the Central Super NCAA/JNQ Series.