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NMU Sports Three Stars (Jan. 21-27)
January 28, 2013 - Matt Wellens
MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University men’s and women’s Nordic ski teams swept the top spots in the team and individual standings in both the classic and freestyle races at the Saints Invitational in Biwabik, Minn., over the weekend.
So I though it was only appropriate the Wildcat skiers of Sten Fjeldheim sweep this week’s NMU Sports Three Stars as well.
The NMU Sports Three Stars works just like three stars in hockey with the third star being the third best performance and first star being the top performer of the week. All NMU varsity NCAA teams are eligible — from hockey to skiing to golf — and a week will be considered Monday through Sunday.
Note that I have the option to add an honorable mention if I see fit, as in this week.
Here are the honorees from last week. Congrats to the victors on such a prestigious award, which is chosen by such a prestigious panel — me.
Rosie Frankowski, women’s Nordic skiing — The junior turned in two top 10 performances, winning the women’s 15.7K freestyle race in 48 minutes, 38.9 seconds on Sunday and finishing 10th in the 5.8K classic in 20:15.3 seconds on Saturday.
George Cartwright, men’s Nordic skiing — The junior won a tight men’s 20.5K freestyle race on Sunday in 53:17.6, topping the second-place racer by one-tenth of a second and the first-star by two-tenths of a second. Cartwright also took sixth in the 11.6K classic in 34:32.7 on Saturday.
Freshman Hannah Boyer, women’s Nordic skiing — The freshman won the women’s 5.8K classic on Saturday in 19:15.3, which was 10 seconds better than the second-place finisher. In Sunday’s 15.7K freestyle, she took sixth at 50:35.2.
Erik Soderman, men’s Nordic skiing — The junior turned in two top-three performances at the Saints Invitational. The Swede won the 11.6K classic on Saturday in 33:15.3 and took third in the tight 20.5K freestyle in 53:17.8.
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NMU junior Nordic skier Erik Soderman