Alexandria skiers take part in Mesabi East Invitational

Alexandria was just one of over 50 teams who skied in the Mesabi East Invitational on Saturday

Ryker Bosek

The Alexandria Nordic skiing teams took the 260-mile trip up north for the Mesabi East Invitational Saturday, with 10 boys and 10 girls competing for Alexandria.

The meet featured more than 50 programs.

“This is a very large meet and gives skiers a good chance to preview the state course and experience a large meet,” Alexandria head coach Jeremy Rapp said. “As this wasn't hosted last season, this was a new experience for many skiers and a remindful experience for coaches.”

Jaelyn Miller finished the best amongst Cardinals’ varsity skiers with a 27th place finish (21:35) in the varsity girls skate. Following not too far behind Miller, Kasey Soderholm placed 45th in the skate race with a time of 22:28, and Amanda Bergerson was 68th (23:45).

In the varsity girls classic, Bobbi Nichols led the Cardinals with a 23:28 time, finishing in 64th place. Lauren Huber was 82nd (24:57), and Dulce Bakker was 85th (25:03).


Leading the way for the boys was Ryker Bosek with a 20:06 time in the varsity boys classic race, placing him at 76th. Following closely behind, Spenser Chinn finished 81st with a time of 20:22, and Matthew Johnson was 102nd in 22:21.

Max Chinn finished with the second best placement amongst Alexandria boys, finishing 77th in the varsity boys skate race with a time of 20:28. Cyler Coauette was 107th (22:29), and Erick Bergerson was 112th (23:00).

Mackenzie Jurchenko finished best amongst Alexandria JV skiers, finishing 19th (24:55) in the JV girls skate.

Alexandria returns for competition on Thursday in the Detroit Lakes Invite at Maplelag Resort.

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