Nordic Skiing: Lakers 5th in Invite
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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