Nordic ski: Detroit Lakes girls take sixth in Little Falls

Lakers show improvements ahead of postseason meets.

Detroit Lakes Nordic skiing.

LITTLE FALLS – The Detroit lakes nordic ski teams competed at the Little Falls invite on Thursday morning.

In the girls race, the Lakers took seventh as a team with 298 points. Kira Wolf took 17th with a pursuit time of 42:24. Anna Askelson wasn’t far behind in 19th place with a time of 43:20. Julia Steffl (47th, 48:05), Maddie Blahut (61st, 53:04) and Siri Vagle (66th, 1:03:27) also competed for Detroit Lakes.

Madi and Lexi Gerdes competed in the preliminary relay race and finished in eighth place with a time of 19:28. Zach Carlson and Casey Parks also competed in the boys relay race to a prelim time of 15:28. Their fifth-place finish was good enough to qualify for the final race where they took sixth place (15:40).

LITTLE FALLS INVITE GIRLS TEAM SCORES- 1st- Brainerd 386, 2nd- Sartell-Cathedral 364, 3rd- Moorhead 369, 4th- Bemidji 362, 5th- Alexandria 339, 6th- Little Falls 335, 7th- Detroit Lakes 298, 8th- Fergus Falls, 259, 9th- TrekNorth 191

LITTLE FALLS INVITE BOYS TEAM SCORES- 1st- Little Falls 381, 2nd- Brainerd 376, 3rd- Bemidji 370, 4th- Moorhead 343, 5th- Fergus Falls 325, 6th- Alexandria 304, 7th- St. John’s Prep 285, 8th- TrekNorth 244

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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