Ely, Duluth East Win Section 7 XC Ski Titles

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Ely, Duluth East Win Section 7 XC Ski Titles

February 7, 2013 Updated Feb 7, 2013 at 11:30 PM CDT

Biwabik, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Ely boys' cross country ski team and the Duluth East girls' ski team each won Section 7 team championships on Thursday afternoon at Giant's Ridge, advancing to the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) state meet.

Ely's Jesse Olson was also the top individual finisher for the boys, with the Wolves' Amy Bianco also winning the girls' individual title.

Below are listed all the state qualifiers from Section 7, which includes members of the team champion and the top eight individuals not on that winning squad.

SECTION 7 BOYS' XC SKIING TEAM STATE QUALIFIER

Ely (384 points) --- Jesse Olson (32:31), Seth Prigge (33:22), Colton Bina (34:08), Erik Haaversen (34:10), Cole Helms (36:42), Jonah Dalberg (37:36), Sam Terwilliger (40:27)

SECTION 7 BOYS' XC SKIING INDIVIDUAL STATE QUALIFIERS

Sam Johnson (Mesabi East/Virginia/Eveleth-Gilbert) --- 32:35
Keaton Long (Duluth East) --- 33:20
Henry French (Duluth East) --- 33:42
Honza Cervenka (Grand Rapids) --- 34:05
Joe Fairbanks (Duluth Marshall) --- 34:33
Reed Melicher (Mesabi East/Virginia/Eveleth-Gilbert) --- 34:38
Luke Israel (Duluth East) --- 34:59
Zach Smith (Proctor-Hermantown) --- 35:05

SECTION 7 GIRLS' XC SKIING TEAM STATE QUALIFIER

Duluth East (384 points) --- Anna Kubek (36:49), Sophie Schuder (37:37), Carolyn Lucca (38:31), Ashley Herman (39:42), Katie Allen (40:39), Haley Bock (40:43), Sarah Curran (40:54)

SECTION 7 GIRLS' XC SKIING INDIVIDUAL STATE QUALIFIERS

Amy Bianco (Ely) --- 35:51
Anna Johnson (Mesabi East/Virginia/Eveleth-Gilbert) --- 37:54
Erin Bianco (Ely) --- 37:54
Emma Greenlee (Mesabi East/Virginia/Eveleth-Gilbert) --- 38:48
Solveig Viren (Grand Rapids) --- 39:00
Mikki Hartman-Mattson (Ely) --- 39:58
Emma Thompson (Ely) --- 40:22
Emma Hafdahl (Mesabi East/Virginia/Eveleth-Gilbert) --- 40:25

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