|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.