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Miranda Olson double poles along a straight-away at Giants Ridge Saturday during the 78-team Mesabi East meet.

Detroit Lakes boya become contenders in Section 8 Nordic skiing

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The important aspect for the Detroit Lakes boys' Nordic skiing team wasn't the fact they finished 38th in the 78-team Mesabi East meet at Giant's Ridge Saturday, it was who they finished ahead of.

The Lakers were the second-best team to finish Saturday in Section 8-1A, just 18 points behind Little Falls, while sophomore Jake Richards introduced his name to the state Nordic skiing world by taking fifth overall in the 5K freestyle race with a time of 15:44.7.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN. 
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