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Ely places well in Sprints

Jay Greeney
Posted 1/24/18

DULUTH – The Wolves again had a strong performance, claiming a third of the 24 finalists in the Duluth Marshall Sprints.

The sprints are an unusual race setup that requires skiers to be both …

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Ely places well in Sprints

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DULUTH – The Wolves again had a strong performance, claiming a third of the 24 finalists in the Duluth Marshall Sprints.

The sprints are an unusual race setup that requires skiers to be both fast and consistent on a short course of only 1.2 kilometers. After the initial race, skiers are placed into smaller heats and need to continue to qualify to keep racing. Reaching the finals requires four races, including the qualifying round, quarterfinals, semis, then the finals.

“The Sprints went really well,” said Ely Head Coach Paula Anderson. “Nine boys qualified for the quarter final rounds and eight girls made it to the quarter finals.” Most of those skiers went on to reach the finals.

Both teams had strong performances in the qualifier race as Ryne Prigge led all the girls with a time of 3:33.6 and Raif Olson took second with a time of 3:03.4. Prigge went on to finish third overall while Olson fell in his quarterfinal race and was edged by a teammate and didn’t make it to the finals.

Ely had five girls and three boys make it to the final round. A list of finish places are listed below.

Next up for the Ely ski teams will be the Duluth East Invite at the Snowflake course on Friday with the meet starting at 11 a.m.

GIRLS VARSITY FINAL RESULTS

1. Emma Stertz, Grand Rapids

2. Clara Kramer, Duluth East

3. Ryne Prigge, Ely

4. Elsa Viren, Grand Rapids

5. Emma Terwilliger, Ely

6. Annika Viren, Grand Rapids

7. Laura Pasmick, Ely

8. Sophie Farrow, Duluth East

9. Evelyn Bercher, Ely

10. Moriah Johnson, Duluth East

11. Kalyssa Eilrich, Ely

12. Lucy Campbell, Marshall School

BOYS VARSITY FINAL RESULTS

1. Sam Stertz, Grand Rapids

2. Baird Lochlan, Hibbing

3. Same Chandler, Duluth East

4. Ian Derauf, Duluth East

5. Elijah Olson, Ely

6. Tyler Northey, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton

7. Henry Campbell, Marshall School

8. Benjamin Wallerstein, Marshall School

9. Jonas Hutchinson, Marshall School

10. Jasper Johnston, Ely

11. Nate Nettifee, Ely

12. Rude Adam, Hibbing

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