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Erickson qualifies for state Alpine ski meet

Dustin Erickson skis at a meet earlier this season.

Hastings High School's Dustin Erickson has qualified for the state Alpine ski meet.

Erickson placed ninth at Wednesday's section meet at Wild Mountain with a combined time of 59.53 seconds.

He finished his first run with a time of 29.68 and his second run with a time of 26.85.

The winner, Bjorn Halvorson, had a combined time of 56.01.

The state meet is set for Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.