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Alexandria skies in fresh snow conditions at Fergus Falls

The Cardinals were fourth as a team on the girls' side behind three top-13 individual finishers, while Spenser Chinn led the Alexandria boys to a sixth-place finish in the nine-team field.

The Alexandria Nordic ski teams were in Fergus Falls on Tuesday to compete in a nine-team event after a fresh snowfall in the morning.

“Teams that were in attendance were Bemidji, Brainerd, Moorhead, Little Falls, Willmar, Wadena, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, and Alexandria,” Cardinals’ head coach Jeremy Rapp said. “We got to ski on some fresh powder for the day, which made for some interesting conditions while the thermometer hovered around 10 degrees. Junior-varsity skiers did a 4.8-kilometer skate race, while varsity skiers did a 5.1-K skate race.”

Jaelyn Miller led the Cardinals to a fourth-place team finish on the girls' side as she was 10th overall in 21:53. Lauren Huber was close behind in 12th (21:59), and Amanda Bergerson was 13th (22:23). Kasey Soderholm (22nd, 23:23), Mackenzie Jurchenko (24th, 24:01), Dulce Bakker (25th, 24:07), Bobbi Nichols (28th, 24:18) and Lauren Englund (35th, 25:26) rounded out the Alexandria varsity lineup.

On the boys’ side, Spenser Chinn led the Cardinals to a sixth-place team finish. Chinn was 26th individually in a time of 19:29. Max Chinn finished 30th in 19:44, and Ryker Bosek (40th, 21:12), Cyler Coauette (47th, 23:23) and Owen Gilbertson (50th, 24:57) also skied varsity for Alexandria.

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Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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