SKIING: BHS teams fifth at Brainerd
BEMIDJI — Both Bemidji High School nordic skiing teams finished fifth place at Friday at the Brainerd Invitational.
The girls, who were missing some skiers due to Christmas vacation, still turned in a good performance, including a top-ten finish from Maari Stocker at 35 minutes, 11 seconds.
“We were missing a lot of the team,” BHS head coach Mark Walters said. “But considering what we were missing they did a really nice job.”
Little Falls’ Maria Hauer took first place in the race at 30:02, powering her team to a first-place team finish at 369 points.
For the boys team, BHS also finished fifth. None of the Lumberjacks finished in the top ten but BHS had a balanced performance with Josh Claussen (14th place, 30:44), Billy Freyholtz (17th, 31:21), Austin Chatterton (21st, 31:39) and Ethan Youso (23rd, 31:55) all finishing in the top 30.
“It was our first good look at the whole section,” Walters said. “With some work I think we can get a few of these guys going to state as individuals. It was a really encouraging performance.”
Little Falls took first as a team with 374 points while St. Cloud Tech’s Cory Rouw took first individually with a time of 28:03.
Brainerd Invitational at Northland Arboretum Boys Race Team Scores 1-Little Falls 374; 2-St. Cloud Tech 353; 3-Brainerd 353; 4-Alexandria 342; 5-Bemidji 329; 6-Mora 318; 7-Detroit Lakes 306; 8-Willmar 235; 9-St. Cloud Apollo 215; 10-St. John’s Prep 84
Individual Scores Medalist: 1-Rouw (Tech), 28:03
Bemidji Times: 14-Claussen, 30:44; 17-Freyholtz, 31:21; 21-Chatterton, 31:39; 23-Youso, 31:55; 34-Sharpe 34:51; 38-Steever 35:22; 40-Carlson 36:04
1-Little Falls 369; 2-Mora 359; 3-Brainerd 344; 4-Alexandria 342; 5-Brainerd 281; 6-St. Cloud Apollo 263; 7-St. Cloud Tech 249; 8-Detroit Lakes 152; 9-Ottertail Nordic 74.
Medalist: Hauer (LF) 30:02
Bemidji Times: 7-Stocker 35:11; 35-Johnson 41:16; 36-Weaver 42:10; 45-Ingalls 46:13; 46-Schollett 46:15.