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Ely boys take third at invitational

Girls take tenth place overall in tournament with 50 schools statewide

Jay Greeney
Posted 1/10/19

GIANTS RIDGE – The Ely Nordic ski team continues to excel, finishing third in the massive Mesabi East Invitational here on Saturday. More than 50 schools took part in the event, where all teams …

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Ely boys take third at invitational

Girls take tenth place overall in tournament with 50 schools statewide

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GIANTS RIDGE – The Ely Nordic ski team continues to excel, finishing third in the massive Mesabi East Invitational here on Saturday. More than 50 schools took part in the event, where all teams competed in both classic and freestyle.

The Ely girls team also offered a strong performance, finishing tenth overall.

Jasper Johnston led the way for Ely, finishing fourth overall in a very tight classic race. Nate Nettifee finished 25th while Raif Olson came in 31st.

“Jasper was only two seconds out of second place and 14 seconds out of first,” said Ely Head Coach Paula Anderson.

Kjetil Medttun was Ely’s top skier in the freestyle competition, coming in 16th. That was followed by James Schwinghamer in 22nd and Ethan Bremner, who finished in the 45th spot.

Brooke Pasmick provided the top finish for the Ely girls team when she took 16th in the classic. She was followed by Ana Bercher in 46th place and Lucy Stouffer in 88th.

Kalyssa Eilrich took the top spot in the freestyle when she finished 18th. Next was Cora Olson and Julia Schwinghamer who came in 34th and 43rd.

This was a good test for the Wolves as it brought plenty of competition from all over the state. “Ely had a great day. Better than expected,” added Anderson. “This meet is a good confidence booster for all of them as we enter the real race season.”

Giants Ridge is host to the state meet and Ely took some time recently to get familiar with it.

“Our team spent three days skiing at Giants Ridge over break and got in about ten hours of training over three days,” said Anderson. “They are lucky in that they know the courses at Giants Ridge really well and can ski them very effectively.”

Next up for the Wolves is the Cook Invite on Saturday with the meet scheduled to start at 11 a.m. They head to the Two Harbors Invite on Tuesday with a 11 a.m. start time.

TOP ELY INDIVIDUAL BOY FINISHERS

4. Jasper Johnston 15:26.7

25. Nate Nettifee 16:52.2

31. Raif Olson 17:12.0

16. Kjetil Medttun 15:35.2

22. James Schwinghamer 15:55.6

45. Ethan Bremner 16:45.6

TOP TEN BOYS TEAM RESULTS

1.Forest Lake 523

2. Stillwater Area 497

3. Ely 491

4. Grand Rapids 487

5. Superiorland 484

6. St Paul Highland Park 466

7. Roseville Area 446

8. Sartell High 437

9. Marshall 431

10. Duluth East 419

TOP ELY INDIVIDUAL GIRL FINISHERS

16. Brooke Pasmick 20:00.1

46. Ana Bercher 21:40.9

88. Lucy Stouffer 24:04.0

18. Kalyssa Eilrich 18:24.0

34. Cora Olson 19:28.8

43. Julia Schwinghamer

19:54.5

TOP TEN TEAM GIRL RESULTS

1. St Paul Highland Park 525

2. Duluth East 513

3. Forest Lake 491

4. Wayzata 488

5. Stillwater Area 478

6. Grand Rapids 467

6. Winona 467

8.Andover 453

9. Alexandria Area 451

10. Ely 446

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