BIWABIK – It’s going to take a bigger bus this year to take Ely High Nordic skiers to the State meet, as both boys and girls teams qualified with one-two team finishes at the Section 7 …
BIWABIK – It’s going to take a bigger bus this year to take Ely High Nordic skiers to the State meet, as both boys and girls teams qualified with one-two team finishes at the Section 7 meet Thursday at Giants Ridge.
The Ely boys team, led by Jasper Johnston’s first place overall finish, scored 385 points. Cloquet-Esko-Carlton punched their team ticket to State with 366 points. In the girls division, Duluth East took first place with 378 points. Ely and Mesabi East each amassed 360 points and the Timberwolves won the tie-breaker to join the boys team at State this year. The top two schools from each division advanced to the State meet, along with the top six individual winners that are not on those teams.
Zoe Devine paced the girls team with a second-place overall finish in the 5.2K Freestyle and 5.3K Classic pursuit legs. Her overall time was 33:54.9. Other Ely skiers, with place and time included, Phoebe Helms 11th, 36:20.2, Brooke Pasmick, 12th, 36:25.6, Cedar Ohlhauser, 19th, 37:32.9, Kalyssa Eilrich, 22nd, 38:02.4, Julia Schwinghamer, 26th, 38:45.8, and Ana Berceher, 28th, 39:14.4
Johnston finished the day with a combined time of 28:31.2. Other Ely boys racers, with place and time, include, Nat Nettifee, 5th, 30:26.3, Gabriel Pointer, 6th, 30:39.8, Raif Olson, 7th, 30:44.9, Ethan Bremner, 11th, 31:39.1, Jon Hakala, 16th, 32:28.1, and Micah Larson, 20th, 32:37.0.
The Minnesota State High School League championship meet originally scheduled for Thursday has been rescheduled to Friday at Giants Ridge.