Nordic Ski: Elk boys 3rd, girls 4th in section; no state qualifiers

The Elk River Nordic Ski team had no state qualifiers but finished high in the team standings for both boys and girls at the Section 2 meet Thursday.

The Minnetonka and Eden Prairie boys, and Wayzata and Eden Prairie girls, dominated the competition at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis, and snagged most of the state berths.

The Elk boys placed third among 12 teams and the girls fourth among 13 teams.

Elk junior Jake Schroeder came close. He placed 14th, missing state by two places. Nate Webster was 20th, Breck Hickman 22nd, Joey Martin 23rd and Max Riebel 24th.

The top four Elk girls skied in a cluster as Mary Elmquist  placed 20th, Anna Haugen 21st, Mallory Adams 24rd and Reece Hickman 24th.

Individual champions were Minnetonka’s Zach Goldberg and Wayzata’s Alayna Sonnesyn.

The addition of Eden Prairie and Minnetonka this year made it much harder to get through Section 2 than in the past. This will be the first time in several years the Elks had no state qualifiers.

BOYS RESULTS

Team scoring

1. Minnetonka 389
2. Eden Prairie 380
3. Elk River 325
4. Mound Westonka 320
5. Orono 302
6. Maple Grove 273
7. Wayzata 270
8. Holy Family Catholic 265
9. Chanhassen 242
10. Chaska 161
11. Willmar 152
12. Rogers 105

Top five

1. Zach Goldberg, Minnetonka, 26:55
2. Marcous Speca, Minnetonka, 26:39
3. Joe Vergeront, Eden Prairie, 28:12
4. Henry Zurn, Eden Prairie,  28:14
5. Collin Touey, Minnetonka 28:18

Elk River-Zimmerman

14. Jake Schroeder 28.53
20. Nate Webster 29:39
22. Breck Hickman 29:41
23. Joey Martin 29:46
24. Max Riebel 29:59
36. Ryan Trapp 31:30
53. Alex Hickman 33:37

Rogers

48. Ryan Shaw 33:04
51. Tommy Como 33:22

(72 participants)

GIRLS RESULTS

Team scoring

1. Wayzata  386
2. Eden Prairie 386
3. Minnetonka 329
4. Elk River  316
5. Maple Grove 293
6. Orono 289
7. Holy Family Catholic 252
8. Buffalo 233
9. Mound-Westonka 224
10. Chaska 205
11. Chanhassen 191
12. Willmar 123
13. Rogers 54

Top five

1. Alayna Sonnesyn, Wayzata, 30:37
2. Eryn Stewart, Eden Prairie, 31:45
3.  Marit Sonnesyn,Wayzata, 32:07
4. Jenna Arvidson, Eden Prairie, 32:20
5. Hailey Hildahl, Eden Prairie, 32:33

Elk River-Zimmerman

20. Mary Elmquist 35:59
21. Anna Haugen 35:59
23. Mallory Adams 36:40
24. Reece Hickman 36:47
44. Maggie Hohlen 39:51
45. Shannon White 40:19

Rogers

47. Brittany Dorn 21:51

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