The Gustavus men’s and women’s nordic ski teams each featured one skier on the course Saturday as Marian Lund and Zach Wagner competed at the U.S. Ski Association Michigan Tech Super Tour being held in Houghton, Mich. The two-day event serves as the final NCAA Qualifier before the Central Collegiate Ski Association Championships, which will be held February 12th and 13th in Marquette, Mich. Injury and illness reduced the number of Gustie skiers participating at the event in half, as Erica Hett and Jens Brabbit sat out Saturday’s race.
On the women’s side, Lund continued a streak of solid races in the 5k classic with a 22nd place finish in a time of 19:43.0. Hett was scheduled to race in the event, but sat out with a sore back.
Wagner took 27th place in the men’s 10k classic among collegiate participants with a time of 34:01.6. Brabbit scratched himself from the race after feeling lingering sickness from the previous week.
The Gusties will conclude the meet Sunday afternoon with the freestyle event.