CABLE, Wis. â?? The Michigan Tech Nordic ski team finished third overall on the weekend at the Telemark Chase event. On Sunday (Jan. 19), the Huskies skied the classic races. Matt Wong and Deedra Irwin both had top 10 finishes for the Huskies.
"Matt Wong had a really solid day today," Tech coach Joe Haggenmiller said. "He was skiing with some elite skiers and was about 15 seconds behind one of the better skiers from US Nationals.
"Jay continues to have a good start to the season, and Kyle also had a good day out there."
Deedra Irwin placed 10th overall in the 5K classic. She crossed the line in 17:08.3. Alice Flanders (17:25.7) was five spots back in 15th.
"Deedra and Alice both skied well to lead the women's team," added Haggenmiller. "The women didn't have quite the day we did yesterdayâ??when we beat Northernâ??but everyone competed hard."
Next weekend (Jan. 24-26), the Huskies travel to the Mt. Itasca CCSA Invite.