Nordic boys chalk up another top finish

Girls take fourth at Lake Elmo


The Forest Lake nordic skiing boys grabbed another first-place finish in a 4.8K meet at Lake Elmo last Tuesday. They scored 469 points, beating out Roseville (443) and Stillwater (432) at the Suburban East Conference meet.

Sophomore Leo Hipp took second out of 100 competitors, just three seconds behind the top-place skiier from Roseville, who finished in 11:53.

Senior Jacob Jankowski stayed close for a tie for fourth place in 12:07, followed by sophomore Quinn Duffy (12:28) and ninth-grader Tommy Babcock (12:36) in eighth and ninth, respectively. Sophomore Alex Richert completed the Ranger scoring in a tie for 12th place with a time of 12:50.

Also placing in the top 25 for Forest Lake were senior Jack Ebel (13:03) and ninth-grader Davis Long (13:21) in 17th and 22nd.

Ranger girls

On the girls side, Forest Lake took fourth out of nine teams with 403 points, behind Roseville (471), Stillwater (457) and White Bear Lake (440).

Leading the way for the Rangers was sophomore Rocci Wohlk, who took second overall in a field of 89 racers with a time of 13:12 , just five seconds behind Roseville’s Niki Reker.

Ninth-grader Kate Schaaf followed with a 14th-place finish in 15:12, while Molly Mead took 24th on the day with a time of 15:47.

Eighth-grader Miranda Overland (16:32) and seventh-grader Kate Mahonen (16:34) stuck together to take 35th and 36th, respectively, to round out the Forest Lake scoring on the day.

The Rangers were scheduled to have another SEC meet at Lake Elmo on Monday night, but the race was cancelled due to dangerous temperatures.

Forest Lake travels to Battle Creek on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. for a conference meet.