Men's Nordic Skiing Archives

Gustavus Competes at Macalester Invitational

Gustavus competed at the Macalester Invitational held in Houghton, Michigan on the trails operated by Michigan Tech University on Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19. The Gusties placed seventh out of nine teams in the 10K freestyle competition on Saturday with a team score of 25. Gustavus finished fifth on Sunday in the 20K classical with a score of 39.

Erich Ziegler (SO, Crystal Falls, MI) was the top Gustie finisher in the freestyle race. He finished with a time of 36:44. Jon Astry (FY, Eden Prairie, MN) was the first Gustavus athlete to cross the finish line in the classic race. He finished with a time of 1:12:53.

Gustavus returns to action on Saturday and Sunday by traveling to the St. Olaf College Invitational in Ironwood, Michigan.

Freestyle Results from Saturday:

Gustavus finished in 7th place with 25 points out of 9 teams

Top Individual Finisher: Michal Malak, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, 30:51

Team Standings
Alaska-Fairbanks........76
Northern Michigan.......68
Michigan Tech...........58
UW-Green Bay............50
St. Olaf................47
St. John's..............33
Gustavus................25
Macalester..............13
St. Mary's...............5

Gustavus Results:
Erich Ziegler...........36:44
Dan Kueffer.............36:53
Andy Rishavy............36:59
Nate Porath.............37:01
Jon Astry...............37:13
Jahred Stephens.........39:11

Classic Results from Sunday:

Gustavus finished in 5th place with 39 points out of 9 teams

Top Individual Finisher: Chris Cook, Northern Michigan, 1:04:52

Team Standings
Northern Michigan.......74
Alaska-Fairbanks........73
Michigan Tech...........54
St. Olaf................46
Gustavus................39
UW-Green Bay............39
St. John's..............32
Macalester..............12
St. Mary's...............6

Gustavus Results:
Jon Astry................1:12.53
Andy Rishavy.............1:14.07
Dan Kueffer..............1:15.13
Nate Porath..............1:15.31
Jahred Stephens..........1:17.21

For complete results, visit the Michigan Tech website by clicking here.