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ALPINE SKIING: Brainerd's Stone wins at Wild Mountain

TAYLORS FALLS — Brainerd’s Savannah Stone was the girls individual winner at the Wild Mountain Invitational and led the Warrior girls to a third-place finish in the 21-team event Friday.

“This was by far, the biggest win of her career,” said Brainerd coach Jim Ruttger of Stone’s victory. “There were several elite teams at this meet.”

Gabriel Gibson finished in 50th place with a time of 1:17.74 as the Warrior boys came in 14th with a score of 266.

Boys team scores: 1-Stillwater 443.5, 2-Minnetonka 433, 3-MPLS 420, 4-Orono 413.5, 5-Forest Lake 384, 6-Mahtomedi 375, 7-Chisago Lakes 371, 8-Adover 359, 9-Centennial 344, 10-Eden Prairie 333, 11-White Bear Lake 315, 12-Mounds View 310, 13-Irondale 269, 14-Brainerd 266, 15-MPLS Southwest 256, 16-Mankato West 250, 17-Blaine 258, 18-Lake Crystal 239, 19-Benilde St. Margaret 221, 20-Mankato East 169, 21-Hopkins 157

Individual winner: Taylor Lindy (Centennial) 58.97

Brainerd boys: 50-Gabriel Gibson 1:17.74, 55-Ben Thoele 1:19.90, 63-Garrett Lee 1:20.62, 74-Grant Madison 1:24.25, 77-Calvin Johnson 1:26.84,

Girls team scores: 1-Minnetonka 474, 2-Mahtomedi 418, 3-Brainerd 416, 4-Mounds View 386, 5-MPLS Southwest 381, 6-Eden Prairie 369, 7-Forest Lake 367, 8-Orono 366.5, 9-Stillwater 366, 10-Adover 349, 11-Benilde St. Margaret 320, 12-Mankato West 311, 13-Chisago Lakes 296, 14-Centennial 274, 15-White Bear Lake 273, 16-Lake Crystal 233, 17-Irondale 163.5, 18-Hopkins 159, 19-Blaine 154

Individual winner: Savannah Stone (BRD) 1:00.84

Brainerd girls: 1-Stone 1:00.84, 24-Alex Stone 1:09.90, 32-Jaden Lindner 1:11.37, 43-Hannah Moen 1:13.93, 65-Emily Aga 1:19.43, 66-Ashley Fitterer 1:19.51.

Next: Brainerd in Hibbing Invitational at Giants Ridge, Biwabik, 10 a.m. Jan. 3.

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