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GCC XC Team In Season Opener

Houghton - August 30, 2009
The UP Collegiate Opener took place Friday afternoon at the MTU Cross Country Trail. 

Gogebic athletes were there to compete in the U.P. season opener . They were joined by the runners from Lake Superior State, Michigan Tech, NMU and a sprinkling of independent collegiate runners. Will Andresen Cross Country Coach brought the members of the men's team to run in Houghton. Competing Friday were: Chris Niksich,  Dominic Beckman, Mike Gering, and Kyle Pallin.

Today, only the men's team would be competing in the 5K event. The lady Samsons got the day off. Lucky too, the weather was wet and the track soggy.  The event was termed a warm up race for the upcoming Cross Country Season.

above - Coach Will Andresen preps GCC Cross Country Runners for the 5K event.
above, GCC Cross Country Runner.Dominic Beckman, If you like what you see on IronwoodInfo it's due to Dominic's Dad Keith. Keith was my web design instructor at GCC!
above - Dominic Beckman on the starting line - lost in a sea of Husky Black and Gold and countless numbers of LSSU runners wearing Blue and Yellow. If I were on the GCC team I think I would have had a glimpse of how Custer must have felt. The Samsons were out numbered by at least 10-1.
above - after race photo of  GCC runner Kyle Pallin
above - Chris Niksich crossing the finish line
above - Mike Gering bringing it home at the season opener.