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Spuds girls Nordic skiing team places 3rd at Camp Ripley, boys take 4th

Ava Nelson finished eighth to lead the Spuds

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LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — The Moorhead girls Nordic skiing team notched a third-place finish on Thursday at the Little Falls Flyers Ripley Invitational at Camp Ripley.

The Spuds girls tallied 369 points for the third spot. First-place Brainerd totaled 386 points.

Ava Nelson finished eighth with a combined pursuit time of 40 minutes, 50 seconds to lead the Spuds. Moorhead's Siri Overturf and Jamie Raske finished 12-13. Both were clocked at 41:42 with Overturf claiming 12th place and Raske 13th.

On the boys side, Trygve Rux was the Spuds' high finisher in 34:56, good for 15th place. Nate Helgeson was 18th in 35:33 and Hunter Mickelson placed 26th in 38:04.

The Moorhead boys totaled 343 points as a team for fourth place, while first-place Little Falls had 381.

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The Spuds swept the top spots in the relay races. The boys relay team of Zaine Braaten and Max Rogers took first place with a time of 13:35. Moorhead's girls duo of Abbie Ishaug and Kennedy Olson won with a time of 16:03.

Girls team scores

1. Brainerd 386; 2. Sartell/Cathedral 374; 3. Moorhead 369; 4. Bemidji 362; 5. Alexandria 339; 6. Little Falls 335; 7. Detroit Lakes 298; 8. Fergus Falls 259; 9. TrekNorth 191

Top 10 individuals; Moorhead skiers

1. Schaeffer, BR, 36:42; 2. Baird, BR, 38:12; 3. Mathews, BEM, 38:48; 4. Brown, BR, 39:1; 5. Miller, AL, 39:42; 6. Dockendorf, SC, 40:06; 7. Steil, SC, 40:24; 8. Nelson, MHD, 40:41; 9. Jamison, SC, 40:50; 10. Ahlin, LF, 40:54

Additional Moorhead: 12. Overturf 41:42; 13. Raske 41:42; 29. Pesek 43:53; 36. Smithmeyer 44:56; 39. Johnson 45:36; 43. Waldron 46:56

Boys team scores

1. Little Falls 381; 2. Brainerd 376; 3. Bemidji 370; 4. Moorhead 343; 5. Fergus Falls 325; 6. Alexandria 304; 7. St. John's Prep 285; 8. TrekNorth 244

Top 10 individuals; Moorhead skiers

1. Yorek, LF, 31:19; 2. Knapp, BR, 31:46; 3. Grant, LF, 31:53; 4. Ronnevik, FF, 32:45; 5. Nemeth, SC, 32:52; 6. Mueller, BEM, 33:18; 7. Neumann, BR, 33:19; 8. Morrissey, BEM, 33:36; 9. Lindgren, BEM, 33:48; 10. Hoover, SJP, 33:58

Moorhead: 15. Rux 34:56; 18. Helgeson 35:33; 26. Helgeson 35:22; 26. Mickelson 38:04; 28. Doucette 38:19; 30. Hauge 38:51; 36. Greiff 39:43; 41. Darling 40:53; 42. Gomez 40:54

Related Topics: NORDIC SKIINGPREP SPORTS
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