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Ely shows strength at the Ridge

Girls team finishes fourth among 54 teams from across the state; boys finishes 16th

Jay Greeney
Posted 1/11/18

BIWABIK— Both of Ely’s Nordic ski teams put up strong performances at one of the biggest meets of the year, the annual Mesabi East Invitational, held at Giants Ridge last Saturday. The Ely girls …

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Ely shows strength at the Ridge

Girls team finishes fourth among 54 teams from across the state; boys finishes 16th

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BIWABIK— Both of Ely’s Nordic ski teams put up strong performances at one of the biggest meets of the year, the annual Mesabi East Invitational, held at Giants Ridge last Saturday. The Ely girls team took fourth place among the 54 girls teams competing in the event, while the boys took 16th out of 56 teams. The event featured both classic and freestyle events.

“It was a solid day for us,” said Ely Head Coach Paula Anderson. “I didn’t load the varsity races like I could have and so our team results don’t reflect much.”

Some of the team members chose to try the classic race this year instead of skiing in the usual freestyle event. With the large field of skiers it was a good opportunity to see where Ely stood on individual race times.

“The format difference also makes it very hard to use this race to predict much,” said Anderson. “So I guess considering that, the girls finishing fourth was good and Ben and James had solid results and we’re happy with that.”

INDIVIDUAL ELY GIRLS RESULTS FREESTYLE

21. Evelyn Bercher 0:19:41.2

22. Laura Pasmick 0:19:43.4

96. Lindy Dalberg 0:23:50.8

INDIVIDUAL ELY GIRLS RESULTS CLASSIC

9. Emma Terwilliger 0:18:25.0

14. Ryne Prigge 0:19:20.9

105. Anna Nelson 0:25:01.7

GIRLS TEAM RESULTS

1. Stillwater Area 508

2. Forest Lake Nordic Team 501

3. Duluth East High School 480

4. Ely High School 470

5. Grand Rapids 449

INDIVIDUAL ELY BOYS RESULTS FREESTYLE

14. Ben Gustafson 0:15:50.9

24. James Schwinghamer 0:16:27.3

83. Henry Dirks 0:18:54.7

INDIVIDUAL ELY BOYS RESULTS CLASSIC

45. Ethan Hasz 0:17:41.2

84. Chase Eilrich 0:19:38.5

103. Aidan Bremner 0:20:30.4

BOYS TEAM RESULTS

1. Forest Lake 546

2. Stillwater 534

3. Mounds Park Academy 525

4. Grand Rapids 521

5. Edina 492

16. Ely 411

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Snowshoe2

Congrats to the Ely Cross Country ski team. Over the years they have represented themselves and Ely with a strong work ethic and great sportsmenship and team work. They also have done real well. You can see they have a lot of fun. Good going.

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