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NORDIC SKIING: Lumberjacks sweep DL Invite

Bemidji High School sophomore Nick Youso keeps his focus during Thursday's meet in Detroit Lakes. (Submitted photo)1 / 6
Bemidji High School senior Kinley Prestegard rounds a corner during Thursday's meet in Detroit Lakes. (Submitted photo)2 / 6
Bemidji High School junior Gwen Youso keeps ahead of the competition during Thursday's meet in Detroit Lakes. (Submitted photo)3 / 6
Bemidji High School sophomore Logan Jensen (104) keeps close behind a Little Falls skier during Thursday's meet in Detroit Lakes. (Submitted photo)4 / 6
Bemidji High School sophomore Nick Youso gets his skis adjusted with the help of assistant coach Nina Lubarski and head coach Mark Walters during Thursday's meet at Maplelag Resort. (Robert Williams | Forum News Service)5 / 6
Bemidji High School sophomore Demi Fisher races in Thursday's Detroit Lakes Invitational at Maplelag Resort. (Robert Williams | Forum News Service)6 / 6

CALLAWAY -- The Bemidji High School boys and girls Nordic skiing teams swept the competition Thursday at the Detroit Lakes Invitational hosted by the Maplelag Resort.

The Lumberjacks claimed both boys and girls team titles by posting 382 and 389 points, respectively.

A pair of Bemidji skiers finished atop the podium individually at the continuous pursuit meet. Nick Youso finished first in the boys race with a time of 24:34.6, and Kinley Prestegard bested the field in the girls race with her time of 28:04.7.

“The performances were absolutely incredible today,” said head coach Mark Walters. “Just a lot of good energy out there today. Really good teamwork. We’re pretty happy with where we’re at right now in the middle part of the season.”

Lumberjacks swept the podium in the girls race with Gwen Youso (28:31.2) and Demi Fisher (29:46.4) taking second and third behind Prestegard. Sarah Pollock (30:45.8) cracked the top 10 with her ninth-place finish.

Finishing behind Youso in the boys top 10 for Bemidji were Logan Jensen (24:58.3) in fourth and Zac Fouquerel-Skoe (25:50.7) in sixth.

Louis Morrissey posted the fastest time for TrekNorth, placing 22nd with his mark of 28:23.

The Lumberjacks will next return to action with their home meet at Buena Vista Ski Area on Saturday, Jan. 19. Skiing is set to begin at 10 a.m.

Boys Team Results

1-Bemidji 382, 2-Little Falls 380, 3-Moorhead 366, 4-Brainerd 348, 5-Detroit Lakes 293, 6-Alexandria 264, 7-TrekNorth 220, 8-Fergus Falls 137.

Bemidji Boys Individual Results

1-Youso 24:34.6; 4-Jensen 24:58.3, 6-Fouquerel-Skoe 25:50.7, 11-Vleck 26:26.7, 45-Lindgren 31:20.5, 48-Nistler 31:52.2, 49-Hommes 32:14.6, 52-Pollock 33:12.7.

TrekNorth Boys Individual Results

22-Morrissey 28:23.0; 53-Carlson 34:16.3, 54-Godding 34:57.0, 55-Schicke 35:40.3.

Girls Team Results

1-Bemidji 389, 2-Brainerd 361, 3-Alexandria 353, 4-Little Falls 345, 5-Moorhead 329, 6-Detroit Lakes 187, 7-Fergus Falls 143.

Bemidji Girls Individual Results

1-Prestegard 28:04.7, 2-Youso 28:31.2, 3-Fisher 29:46.4, 9-Pollock 30:45.8, 20-Berg 32:52.4, 22-Stone 33:08.6, 27-Eberwine 33:23.4, 38-Martin 36:12.0.

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