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Peterson places 86th at state Nordic ski meet

Hastings High School freshman Rachel Peterson placed 86th at the state Nordic ski meet Thursday at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.

Peterson had a time of 19 minutes and 3 seconds in the 5K freestyle leg of the race. She had a time of 21:07.4 in the classic leg for a combined time of 40:10.4.

The winner was Nora Gilbertson of Stillwater, who had a time of 33:54.3.

There were 118 athletes competing in the meet.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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