Card Nordic skiing: Alexandria girls second in invitationalThe Cardinals boys' team was fourth
The Alexandria Nordic ski teams got their home meet in on Tuesday afternoon at Andes Tower Hills in a meet that saw St. Cloud teams take first in both the boys and girls varsity events.
Cathedral-Sartell finished in front of Alexandria for first place in the girls’ classic race. The Cardinals’ Julia Sieling finished third individually in a time of 16:20, while teammate Melissa Gromatka was a second behind her in fourth. Becca Mateer was 10th (17:44), Lauren Hagstrom 22nd (19:18) and Natalie Watkins 29th (20:09) to round out the scoring for the Cardinal girls.
The Alexandria boys came in fourth out of a six-team field. Cody Call led the way with a 10th-place finish in a time of 14:49. Pat Flynn was a second behind him in 11th place, while Carl Branch (15:46) and Eric Branch (15:51) finished 15th and 16th, respectively. Dan Finazzo also raced and finished in a time of 16:39.
St. Cloud Tech got the win on the boys’ side. Buffalo was second and Cathedral-Sartell rounded out the top three.
The home meet for Alexandria was a tune-up for the Central Lakes Conference meet, which is set to take place in St. Cloud on February 2.
BOYS’ TEAM RESULTS – 1. St. Cloud Tech; 2. Buffalo; 3. Cathedral-Sartell; 4. Alexandria; 5. St. Cloud Apollo; 6. Willmar
ALEXANDRIA VARSITY BOYS – Call – 10th, 14:49; Flynn – 11th, 14:50; C. Branch – 15th, 15:46; E. Branch – 16th, 15:51; Finazzo – 16:39
GIRLS’ TEAM RESULTS – 1. Cathedral-Sartell; 2. Alexandria; 3. Buffalo; 4. St. Cloud Apollo; 5. Willmar
ALEXANDRIA VARSITY GIRLS – Sieling – third, 16:20; Gromatka – fourth, 16:21; Mateer – 10th, 17:44; Hagstrom – 22nd, 19:18; Watkins – 29th, 20:09