Rebecca Mueller of Brainerd and Wynn and Conrad Roberts of Battle Lake, all competing with Nisswa NW Biathlon, each won their age categories in the second Mt. Itasca mountain bike biathlon race of the year Saturday.
Mueller cut 5 minutes, 33 seconds, off her previous course time and hit 7 of 10 targets to win the J2 women's 7.5km event at 36:54. She was eighth overall.
Her sister Katherine, with four hits, finished second at 44:24.
Wynn Roberts also hit 7 of 10 targets and won the J2 men's race. He was second overall with a time of 34:46 in the 12km race, missing first overall by less than a wheel diameter.
His brother Conrad won the boy's youth 7.5km race with a time of 35:20.
Derrek Matson of Brainerd hit four targets and finished fourth in the J1 men's race at 52:47.
Mille Lacs Crossing this weekend
GARRISON -- The 22nd annual Mille Lacs Crossing, the longest running windsurfing event in the country, is scheduled this weekend on Mille Lacs Lake.
The endurance event averaged nearly 100 sailors each year from as far away as Alaska, Hawaii and the Virgin Islands.
Three times in its history only 21 sailors have finished the 15-mile event. The lake often produces ocean-like conditions, testing sailors and support craft. Since it is sailed on a beam reach, start and finish sites are chosen only after wind direction is established.
Olympic trainee Kevin Jewett of Wayzata is competing in the World Championships in Spain as part of his bid to represent the U.S. next year in Greece. The competition in Barcelona will finish Thursday, in time for Jewett to make it to Garrison.
For more details, please contact Michael Fox (612) 508-8083.
10 a.m., registration, slalom, Headquarter's Lodge
10:45 a.m., racer's meeting, Headquarter's Lodge
7:30 p.m., registration and check-in, Y-Club
8:30 p.m., welcome party, Y-Club
9 a.m., check-in and breakfast, Headquarters Lodge
10:45 a.m., racer's meeting, Headquarters Lodge
7:30 p.m., banquet and party, Y-Club
10:45 a.m., racer's briefing, Y-Club
4 p.m., awards party, Y-Club.
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