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Nordic Skiing: Willmar teams 8th at section

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LITTLE FALLS -- Both the Willmar boys and girls teams finished eighth Thursday at the Section 2A meet at Camp Ripley.

Wayzata claimed both team crowns to advance to the state tournament next Friday at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.

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Danielle Erickson led the Willmar girls with a classical time of 23:31 and a skate time of 19:07 to finish 28th. Pacing the Cardinal boys was Tom LaPatka's times of 19:51 in classical and 17:21 in skate, allowing him to finish 30th in the 11-team meet.

Boys Results

TEAM SCORING -- (1) *Wayzata 375 (2) Orono/Watertown-Mayer 371 (3) Maple Grove 355 (4) Elk River/Zimmerman 353 (5) St. Cloud Tech 328 (6) St. Cloud Apollo 291 (7) Buffalo 268 (8) Willmar 229 (9) St. Cloud Cathedral 206 (10) St. John's Prep 118 (11) Rogers 59

* -- advance to state tournament as team

PURSUIT (classic and skate splits) -- (1) Kasey Basco, Way, 15:08-14:17--29:25 ... Willmar results: (30) Tom LaPatka 19:51-17:21--37:12 (44) Matt Weitzel 22:15-18:03--40:18 (49) Garrett Erickson 22:52-19:11--42:03 (52) Brad Kallhoff 23:44-19:23--43:07 (54) Mike Cola 25:11-19:48--44:59 (55) Henry Beilenberg 24:52-20:43--45:35 (65) Danny Voss 36:10-20:51--57:01

Girls Results

TEAM SCORING -- (1) *Wayzata 381 (2) Maple Grove 366 (3) Elk River/Zimmerman 364 (4) St. Cloud Cathedral 341 (5) Orono/Watertown-Mayer 299 (6) Buffalo 297 (7) St. Cloud Apollo 276 (8) Willmar 232 (9) St. John's Prep 221 (10) St. Cloud Tech 69

* -- advance to state tournament as team

PURSUIT (classic and skate splits) -- (1) Paige Schember, Way, 19:18-17:01--36:19 ... Willmar results: (28) Danielle Erickson 23:31-19:07--42:38 (47) Anna Burns 26:10-22:16--48:26 (48) Julie Hulstrand 26:07-23:00--49:07 (49) Kaia Halbritter 26:28-23:27--49:55 (53) Emily Streich 29:11-23:09--52:20 (55) Cassie Yoakum 31:35-23:27--55:02 (56) Aileen Clarke 31:41-23:26--55:07

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