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Nordic Skiing: Lakers 5th in Invite

DL’s Bridget Bergen glides down the trail last Thursday at Maplelag. Bergen finished in 30th place. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham1 / 2
Austin Askelson skis down the Maplelag trails during the DL Invite last Thursday. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham2 / 2

The Brainerd boys and Little Falls girls won the Detroit Lakes Invite at Maplelag last Thursday.

The Laker boys and girls teams each finished fifth, while placing a trio in the top 10 individually.

For the boys, Zach Foltz finished third with a time of 28:58, while teammate Austin Askelson was seventh with a time of 29:35.

“The two will be interchangeable throughout the season, there isn’t a dominant one,” said DL head coach Dan Josephson.

“Both had good races, but Austin was a little disappointed with his time.”

Anthony Meyer capped DL’s pursuit race with a 31:02, which was good for 16th overall.

Winning the event was Brainerd’s Noah Baker with a time of 27:50.

DL junior Berit Ramstad-Skoyles is getting back into the swing of skiing, after missing last year due to her foreign exchange trip.

Ramstad-Skoyles finished fourth overall with a 33:32. She was followed in by Lakers Bridget Bergen at 41:05 in 30th place and Lindsay Baker in 38th with a time of 52:44. 

“Berit is still trying to get her wheels moving, but she is well on her way,” Josephson said.

Winning the individual girls’ title was Little Falls’ Maria Hauer with a time of 29:22.

The Lakers will be back in action Friday in the Brainerd Invite, starting at 10 a.m.

Detroit Lakes Invite at Maplelag, Thursday, Dec. 19

Girls team results: Little Falls 377, Bemidji 357, Alexandria 354, Brainerd 349, Detroit Lakes 231, Ottertail 231, Trek North 84, Deer River 64

DL girls’ results: 4. Berit Ramstad-Skoyles 33:32; 30. Bridget Bergen 41:05; 38. Lindsay Baker 52:44

Boys team results: Brainerd 379, Little Falls 360, Alexandria 357, Bemidji 341, Detroit Lakes 277, Trek North 73, Deer River 64

DL boys results: 3. Zach Foltz 28:58; 7. Austin Askelson 29:35; 16. Anthony Meyer 31:02

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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.