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Nordic Skiing: Hastings competes despite less than ideal conditions

Sophomore Linnea Urban took first to help the Hastings girls take third at Theodore Wirth Regional Park. Photo courtesy of Shannon Caflisch1 / 3
Eighth-grader Molly Caturia finished 20th in the Raiders first meet of the season. Photo courtesy of Shannon Caflisch2 / 3
Sophomore Sam Rabaey took 18th and the Raider boys were runners-up Dec. 19 in Golden Valley. Photo courtesy of Shannon Caflisch3 / 3

Skiing needs snow and snow is one thing in short supply over the last few weeks. The Hastings boys' and girls' nordic ski teams were able to compete before the holidays started at Theodore Wirth Regional Park in Golden Valley for a Metro East Conference meet. The boys were runners-up with 443 points behind Henry Sibley while the girls finished third with 423 points behind Mahtomedi and Henry Sibley. Sophomore Linnea Urban took first in the girls' race with a time of 13 minutes on the dot and junior Trevor Caflisch won the boys race in 12 minutes, 43 seconds.

Eighth-grader Abby Bratvold was right behind Urban in second place with a time of 15:19. Fellow eighth-grader Molly Caturia finished 20th (19:28) and following her was senior Alex Doughty in 21st with a time of 19:43. Sophomore Makenzi Jorgensen took 38th with a time of 28:27.

Senior Ben Bratvold took 10th for the boys behind Caflisch with a time of 14:29, sophomore Kyle Stoltz finished 14th in 15:07 and fellow sophomore Sam Rabaey was 18th (15:26). Right behind Rabaey was another sophomore—Thomas Siebenaler—who took 19th with an identical time of 15:26 and sophomore Eric Barber finished 45th in 20:05.

Hastings next races on Thursday, Jan. 10, at Hyland Park Reserve in another MEC meet.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a RiverTown Multimedia sports reporter covering Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount athletics. He graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree in 2014. 

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