ALEXANDRIA - Despite four of its top five skiers falling, the Warrior girls' Alpine ski team won the Alexandria Invitational at Andes Tower Hills Tuesday.
Sophomore Taryn Ruttger placed third with a time of 46.91, sophomore Andrea Cibuzar grabbed fourth with a 51.72, sophomore Arianna Cibuzar finished with a fifth-place time of 52.15 and sophomore Katie Hutchison rounded out the top four Warriors with a ninth-place time of 53.53.
"Our Nos. 1, 3, 4 and 5 skiers fell, but the bottom of our running order came through strong for us," Warrior coach Jim Ruttger said.
The Warrior boys' team placed second behind Zach Skogen's third-place time of 43.69 and Tom Lyscio's fifth-place time of 44.21.
Taryn Ruttger placed third
Ryan Ruttger placed ninth and Bror Linnerooth
10th to round out the Warrior boys' top 10 skiers.
Boys team scores - 1-Lakes Area Alpine 97, 2-Brainerd 89, 3-St. Cloud 76, 4-Annandale 32
Individual winner - Josiah Towell (St. Cloud) 41.15
Brainerd results - 3-Zach Skogen 43.69, 5-Tom Lyscio 44.21, 9-Ryan Ruttger 45.56, 10-Bror Linnerooth 45.65, 11-Thomas Ruttger 45.80, 17-Joe Ohlin 48.89, 19-Scott Agre 51.33, 21-Jonathan Aga 53.13
Zach Skogen placed third
Girls team scores - 1-Brainerd 71, 2-St. Cloud 60, 3-Lakes Area Alpine 52, 4-Annandale 41
Individual winner - Megan Bacharach (St. Cloud) 44.30
Brainerd results -3-Taryn Ruttger 46.91, 4-Andrea Cibuzar 51.72, 5-Ariana Cibuzar 52.15, 9-Katie Hutchison 53.53, 12-Anna Goochey 59.18, 16-Chelsea Williams 1:01.48, 18-Paige Northway 1:03.36, Leah Knutson DQ
Next meet - Brainerd in Grand Rapids Invite at Giants Ridge in Biwabik 10 a.m. Thursday.
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