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Baker wins biathlon pursuit race

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Zean Baker of Nisswa won the pursuit race in the regional National Guard Championships at Camp Ripley last weekend.

After taking second place in Friday’s 10km sprint race, Baker of the Nisswa NorthWest Biathlon Team, came back Saturday to beat the previous winner, Jacob Dahlberg of Ely, by 40 seconds in the 12.5km pursuit. Baker shot 1,3,1,2, to finish in 42:19 compared to Dahlberg’s 4,2,1,1, and 42:59.

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In Friday’s race, Baker shot 2,1, and finished in 32:41. Cam Christiansen, Nisswa, NNW was fifth with 3,1, and finished in 36:41. Josh Duda, Pillager, NNW, was 17th, shooting 2,4, in 47:05. Evan Ingebrigtson, Baxter, NNW was 19th, 3,1, in 47:26.

In Saturday’s pursuit race, Gerrit Garberich, Brainerd, NNW, edged Christiansen for fourth place, shooting 3,4,3,0, and finishing in 44:51. Christiansen shot 2,1,0,3, and finished fifth in 45:14. Ingebrigtson was 16th, shooting 2,2,3,0, and finishing in 1:03:09.

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