Nordic Skiing: Flyers continue to set pace at Camp Ripley Invite
CAMP RIPLEY--Hunter Zupko and Kendal Hendrickson of Little Falls and the Flyer girls team continued their season-long trends of setting the pace in their respective races in the Little Falls Pursuit Invite Monday at Camp Ripley.
CAMP RIPLEY-Hunter Zupko and Kendal Hendrickson of Little Falls and the Flyer girls team continued their season-long trends of setting the pace in their respective races in the Little Falls Pursuit Invite Monday at Camp Ripley.
Zupko was the boys winner in the pursuit event which features 5 kilometers of classic skiing in the morning followed by 5km of freestyle in the afternoon. Hendrickson was the girls pacesetter.
The Flyer girls won the 14-team event with 18 points, 41 ahead of runner-up Alexandria.
Brainerd's boys team was runner-up spurred by Gabe Raguse's fifth-place finish. Evan Storbakken was seventh and Evan Schreifels ninth as the first six Warrior boys placed in the top 17.
"Our boys are in a good position (in the section) but they still have to keep working hard," Warriors co-head coach Mary Claire Ryan. "Cathedral, Little Falls and Bemidji will be very competitive in the section race based on what we've seen so far. We have some other kids coming up and doing well. A lot of our boys moved up. To have six guys in the top 17, that's great."
The Brainerd girls finished sixth with Grace Erholtz 12th and Faith Watson 16th.
"Faith and Grace had good overall combined races," Ryan said. "One of the girls I've been waiting to come on is Abbygail Wohl-Kovatovich and she had an outstanding race. She came back from the pack and moved up in the positioning."
Team scores (14 teams): 1-Mora 20, 2-Brainerd 35, 3-St. Cloud Cathedral/Sartell 51, 4-Little Falls 60, 5-Bemidji 99
Overall winner: Hunter Zupko (LF)
Brainerd results: 5-Gabe Raguse, 7-Evan Storbakken, 9-Evan Schreifels, 14-Andrew Wasniewski, 15-Maxim Osborne, 17-Sam Nesheim, 23-Will Schultz, 38-Zach Herrlich, 46-Mac Brink, 59-Nick Whiteman
Other Little Falls results: 13-Colton Yorek, 18-Seth Crocker, 28-Drew Peterson, 29-Cormac Shanoff, 30-Colton Gottwalt, 40-Isaac Jackson, 41-Jackson Grant, 44-Brett Gottwalt, 47-Jonah Ploof, 58-Landon Kimmon
Team scores (14 teams): 1-Little Falls 18, 2-Alexandria 59, 3-Bemidji 61, 4-Mora 74, 5-Moorhead 93, 6-Brainerd 99, 7-Cathedral/Sartell 112
Overall winner: Kendal Hendrickson (LF)
Brainerd results: 12-Grace Erholtz, 16-Faith Watson, 36-Abbygail Wohl-Kovatovich, 37-Sarah Hanson, 41-Hannah Trtanj, 46-Gina Wasniewski, 48-Callie Knapp, 49-Isabel Nelson, 50-Emma Storbakken, 52-Laura Wadsten
Other Little Falls results: 4-Molly Lange, 6-Christy Masog, 7-Nicollet Gammon-Deering, 21-Alice Foote, 37-Savannah Slettom
Next: Brainerd, Little Falls at Bemidji Pursuit Invite 10 a.m. Saturday.