ST. CLOUD -- Derrek Matson and Christina Roberts led a Brainerd Nordic skiing stampede at the St. Cloud Apollo Invitational Tuesday.
Matson won the boys' race with a time of 13:21 and teammate Chris Woodard finished third at 13:24, helping the Warrior boys to a 35-second victory over runner-up Alexandria.
"The boys placed second to Alexandria in a meet last week and were able to come out on top (Tuesday)," said Warriors head coach Chris Hanson. "On the girls side, Christina looked very good and won in the last-half kilometer of the race."
Roberts finished in 15:03 to capture her first individual victory of the season. Rebecca Mueller finished fourth and Ashley Schmolke ninth, helping the Brainerd girls to a 26-second defeat of Alexandria.
Boys team scores -- 1-Brainerd 54:09, 2-Alexandria 54:46, 3-Little Falls 57:21, 4-St. Cloud Tech 58:35, 5-Mora 59:25, 6-Willmar 60:47, 7-St. Cloud Apollo 62:15, 8-St. Cloud Cathedral inc.
Individual winner -- Derrek Matson (B) 13:21
Brainerd results -- 3-Chris Woodard 13:24, 12-Ty Hunt 13:57, 18-Titus Goodew 14:27, 19-Ben Endreson 14:28
Girls team scores -- 1-Brainerd 64:18, 2-Alexandria 64:44, 3-Mora 68:00, 4-St. Cloud Cathedral 68:39, 5-Buffalo 68:59, 6-Willmar 69:00, 7-Montevideo 73:31, 8-St. Cloud Tech 73:55, 9-St. Cloud Apollo 75:57, 10-Little Falls 78:23. 11-Sartell 85:46, 12-Sauk Rapids 90:94
Individual winner -- Christina Roberts (B) 15:03
Brainerd results -- 4-Rebecca Mueller 15:44, 9-Ashley Schmolke 16:06, 12-Katherine Mueller 16:25, 16-Hanna Stadem 16:55
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