Nordic Skiing: Brainerd skis to a 2nd and 3rd
FERGUS FALLS — Nole Robertson clocked a fifth-place 15:27 to lead the Brainerd Warriors boys to second place Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Fergus Falls Invite.
The Brainerd girls placed third with Gina Wasniewski placing sixth and Emma Storbakken seventh. Sarah Nesheim also landed in the top 10 with a 10th-place time of 18:46. The Warrior girls were without Lily Schaeffer and Elle Juranek who were sick.
“We were finally on a very hilly course,” said Warrior co-head coach Mary Clare Ryan. “Our last two races were very flat so this was a much better indicator of how we’re doing.
“For the kids that were here today, it was much better racing conditions. It wasn’t as cold. The snow was fast. There were big hills.”
Atticus Osborne posted an eighth-place time of 15:51 and Ryan Cady finished ninth in 15:53 for the Brainerd boys.
Team scores: 1-Bemidji 390, 2-Brainerd 369, 3-Fergus Falls 349, 4t-Alexandria 326, 4t-Detroit Lakes 326
Individual winner: Nick Youso (Bem) 13:34
Brainerd results: 5-Nole Robertson 15:27, 8-Atticus Osborne 15:51, 9-Ryan Cady 15:53, 12-Jacob Olson 16:09, 13-Elias Knapp 16:12, 17-Nicholas Porisch 16:30, 18-Braden Capelle 16:32, 19-Noah Schaeffer 16:36, 30-Nicholas Schneider 17:56
Team scores: 1-Alexandria 386, 2-Bemidji 370, 3-Brainerd 366, 4-Fergus Falls 304, 5-Detroit Lakes 266
Individual winner: Kaisa Bosek (Alex) 16:25
Brainerd results: 6-Gina Wasniewski 18:10, 7-Emma Storbakken 18:31, 10-Sarah Nesheim 18:46, 11-Callie Knapp 19:04, 12-Ellie Brown 19:13, 14-Mari Devine 19:26, 18-Cally Robertson 20:43, 20-Allyson Goeden 20:58, 21-Jenna Lee 21:18, 23-Payton Lillo 21:22, 24-Emma Balsley 21:27, 32-Abby Johnson 23:23
Next: Brainerd at Mora Invite 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21.