MORA -- Brainerd's Chris Woodard won the boys' Nordic ski race and Christina Roberts placed third in the girls' division as both Warrior teams raced to first place at the Mora Invitational Monday.
Brandon Town and Ty Hunt finished fifth and sixth, respectively, for the Warriors.
"All of the kids skied extremely well and this was a nice confidence builder going into the conference meet on Thursday," said Brainerd boys' coach Chris Hanson.
Rebecca Mueller finished sixth for the Warrior girls.
"This was the best race we have skied all year," said Brainerd girls' coach Pat Lanin. "Buffalo is a top 10 team in the state and we beat them due to our overall team depth and good performances from everybody."
Boys team scores --1-Brainerd 1:17:15, 2-Mora 1:20:12, 3-Little Falls 1:20.15, 4-St. Cloud Apollo 1:28.18, 5-St. Cloud Cathedral 1:30.19, 6-Willmar inc.
Individual winner -- Chris Woodard (B) 18:24
Brainerd results -- 5-Brandon Town 19:15 6-Ty Hunt 19:15 12-Derrek Matson 20:21 15-Titus Goodew 21:14 16-Cory Olson 21:28 20-Mark Bublitz 21:53 29-Justin Grunewald 22:06 30-Andrew Boos 22:37 31-Ben Endreson 22:39 32-Shawn Steinkraus 22:40
Girls team scores -- 1-Brainerd 1:28.16, 2-Buffalo 1:29.44, 3-Mora 1:31.12, 4-St. Cloud Cathedral 1:35.53, 5-Monticello 1:44.25, 6-Little Falls 2:10.27
Individual winner -- Beth Jacobson (Buffalo) 21:04
Brainerd results -- 3-Christina Roberts 21:29 6-Rebecca Mueller 21:45, 7-Anna Mangan 22:05, 9-Erika Dumbeck 22:55, 13-Ashley Schmolke 23:29, 15-Emily Powers 23:40, 17-Hanna Stadem 23:56, 29-Kelli Jensen 25:39, 31-Maggie Sweeney 25:51
Next meet -- Brainerd at Central Lakes Conference meet at Detroit Lakes 1 p.m. Thursday.
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