CAMP RIPLEY -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' nordic ski team was fourth and the boys' team 10th at the Little Falls Invitational Tuesday.
The Warrior girls were paced by Christina Roberts who placed 15th in 19:00 and Anna Mangan who placed 17th.
Megan Germscheid finished 16th for the Flyer girls who finished eighth.
The Brainerd boys were paced by Chris Endreson who finished 27th and Ben Johnson who was 35th.
"This is a popular race because it's run on the section meet course and is a really nice venue to ski at," Brainerd boys' coach Chris Hanson said. "Ben Johnson skied an excellent race today. He showed a lot of improvement technically from where he was at the beginning of the year."
Little Falls top finisher in the boys' race was Jason Thielen in 11th place at 15:52. Matt Krousey was 12th and Josh Gold 13th for the Flyers, who placed fifth.
Boys team scores --1-St. Cloud Cathedral 62:12; 2-Bemidji 64:23; 3-St. Cloud Tech 64:28; 4-Mora 64:38; 5-Little Falls 64:53; 6-Alexandria 65:44; 7-St. Cloud Apollo 66:13; 8-Grand Rapids 66:29; 9-Fergus Falls 67:44; 10-Brainerd 67:59; 11-Willmar 71:01; 12-Detroit Lakes 76:47;
Individual winner --Rolf Eisinger 14:44
Brainerd results --27-Chris Endreson 16:31; 35-Ben Johnson 16:54; 39-Ben Endreson 17:13; 42-Nick Phelps 17:21; 48-Ty Hunt 17:59
Little Falls results --11-Jason Thielen 15:52; 12-Matt Krousey 15:54; 13-Josh Gold 15:55; 38-Jon Dambowy 17:12; 53-Mick Erickson 18:22
Girls team scores --1-Grand Rapids 72:40, 2-Bemidji 75:51, 3-Sartell 76:02, 4-Brainerd 77:01, 5-St. Cloud Tech 77:02, 6-Alexandria 78:04. 7-Mora 80:55, 8-Little Falls 85:14, 9-Willmar 87:54, 10-Rocori 92:54, 11-Detroit Lakes 102:26
Individual winner --Christina Fischer (W) 17:22
Brainerd results --15-Christina Roberts 19:00; 17-Anna Mangan 19:15; 19-Lindsey Mangan 19:19; 22-Emily Powers 19:27; 27-Greta Biersach 20:00; 38-Courtney Justin 21:11
Little Falls results --16-Megan Germschied 19:03; 36-Jolene Januschka 20:53; 46-Holly Fuechtmann 22:03; 54-Monica Mogg 23:15
Next meet -- Brainerd, Little Falls in Central Lakes Conference meet 12:30 p.m. Jan. 31.
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