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Ely skiers in the hunt at Mesabi Invitational

Keith Vandervort
Posted 1/7/20

BIWABIK – Ely Nordic skier Jasper Johnston took first place in the Nordic varsity freestyle race here at Giants Ridge on Saturday, Jan. 4 to lead the Timberwolves boys team to a fourth-place …

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Ely skiers in the hunt at Mesabi Invitational

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BIWABIK – Ely Nordic skier Jasper Johnston took first place in the Nordic varsity freestyle race here at Giants Ridge on Saturday, Jan. 4 to lead the Timberwolves boys team to a fourth-place overall finish with a large field at the Mesabi East Invite.
Johnston finished with a time of 14:10.5, while Ely’s Raif Olson finished 17th with a time of 15:52.2 and Nate Nettifee was right behind in 18th place with a time of 15:54.7.
In the boys varsity classic race, Ely’s Gabriel Pointer finished in sixth place with a time of 15:53.4, followed by Ethan Bremner, 33rd, with a time of 17:11.7, and Jon Hakala, in 46th, at 17:40.1.
Ely’s varsity girls team finished in 11th place. They were paced by Cora Olson, who finished 25th in the freestyle race with a time of 18:46.1, followed by Kalyssa Eilrich, 39th, 19:23.6, and Julia Schwinghamer, 40th, 19:26.2.
In the classic race, Ely’s Brooke Pasmick finished in 26th place with a time of 19:49.8, followed by Ana Bercher, in 43rd , with a time of 20:53.9, and Gracie Pointer, in 68th, at 22:16.7.
The Timberwolves will next compete in the Marshall Sprints on Saturday, Jan. 11, and the Korkki Nordic at Two Harbors on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

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