Gogebic Community College skiers fared well at the
Central Collegiate Ski Association meet in Minneapolis
this weekend. Ray Sabo from the University of Alaska
Fairbanks won Saturday's 10K skate race in a time of
24:45. Freshman Ben Noren lead Gogebic finishers,
placing 30th in 27:26. Other Gogebic finishers included
Freshman Leif Gilsvik (40th in 28:53), Sophomore Micah
Ohman (57th in 31:01), Freshman Sam Kolesar (63rd in
35:02) and Kyle Weber (66th in 37:31).
In Sunday's 15K classic race, Northern Michigan
University's Martin Baanerud finished first in 39:43.
Gogebic finishers included Noren (34th in 45:16),
Gilsvik (49th in 48:13), Ohman (57th in 51:46), Weber
(63rd in 1:00:54) and Kolesar (64th in 1:01:56).
As part of the nation-wide Super Tour race series,
the weekend's event was also used by junior skiers
pursuing a spot on the regional Junior Olympic squads.
Gogebic's Ben Noren and Leif Gilsvik are both competing
for these slots. In the Junior Olympic division, Noren
placed an impressive 11th on Saturday and 15th on
Sunday, and Gilsvik finished a strong 20th on Saturday
and 27th on Sunday.
"Skiing against the best college teams in the
country, including national championship teams like
Northern Michigan University and other top-rated teams
from across the Midwest and even Alaska, gives our young
skiers great exposure and experience at the next level",
said Gogebic coach Will Andresen.
Gogebic travels to Houghton this weekend for another
two-day Collegiate and Super Tour meet.
Photo: Gogebic's Micah Ohman from Orono, MN, competes
in Sunday's 15K Classic race