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Athletics and Activities Update January 8th

Nordic Skiing

Coach Bob Ellenbecker

Thanks to all racers who participated in the big race in Mora on December 21st.  It was a lot of fun and an exciting event to participate in!  The late start time meant that many of the races were after dark along the beautiful lit trails of the Mora Vasaloppet Center.  Here are some highlights:

Fast Track Race: 

5th Place: Zach Meyer ’24

6th Place: Nick Hansen ’24

Jr. High Girls:

32nd Place: Holly Hansen ’22

Jr. High Boys:

25th Place: Sam Meyer ’22

30th Place: Sam Hoover  ’22

49th Place: Will Taft  ’22

68th Place: Oscar Cheeley ’23

71st Place: Kane Baumann ’23

77th Place: George Vedder ’23

85th Place: Cameron Thompson ’23

86th Place: Kade Wilson-Sather  ’21

Nice work!  For many of you, this was your first race and for a few one of your first times actually on skis!

Varsity results are a little more difficult to report due to the sprint format with multiple rounds. Congratulations to Sabrina Wuolu ’20, Catie Sikes ’21 and Beca Muntifering ’21 for skiing in the girls’ varsity races and Mitchell Brown’19, Sawyer Engholm ’20 and Will Pittelko ’20 for skiing in the boys’ varsity races.  While none of our varsity skiers made it to the finals, they all skied hard against very tough competition!

On Friday, December 29th, ten brave members of the Prep Nordic ski team ventured up to Brainerd.  They skied under very difficult, very cold conditions at the Northland Arboretum and made us proud!

Girls’ Junior Varsity:

25th Place: Sabella Akre ’21

27th Place: Catie Sikes ’21

29th Place: Sabrina Wuolu ’20

7th place out of ten schools with 222 points

Boys JV:

31st Place: Sawyer Engholm ’20

9th place out of ten teams with 70 points

Girls Jr. High:

24th Place: Holly Hansen ’22

45th Place: Clare Duffy ’22

9th out of 9 teams

Boys Jr. High:

21st Place: Sam Hoover ’22

45th Place: Oscar Cheeley ’23

48th Place: Kane Bauman ’23

51st Place: Nick Hansen ’24

7th out of 8 teams

Week of 1/1/18

The Cathedral/Sartell Invite is in the books – thanks to the skiers who made the effort to participate in the races held on Tuesday, January 2 at Riverside Park in St. Cloud.  Cold and wind were once again making race conditions challenging – as well as the dreaded hill!  Here are the results:

Junior High Boys:

9th Place:  Sam Meyer ’22

13th Place: Sam Hoover ’22

19th Place:  Zach Meyer ’24

20th Place: Nick Hansen ’24

30th Place: Cameron Thompson ’23

Junior High Girls:

12th Place: Holly Hansen ’22

22nd Place: Clare Duffy ’22

Boys Junior Varsity

27th Place: Sawyer Engholm ’20

Girls Junior Varsity:

19th Place: Sabella Akre ’21

22nd Place: Catie Sikes ’21

23rd Place: Margeaux Wenner ’21

26th Place: Sabrina Wuolu ’20

35th Place: Beca Muntifering ’21


Great job everyone!

Math Meet 3

Coach Mary Rueter

We hosted the December 18th Math Meet with seven area schools in attendance. The lead changed hands many times throughout the meet. When all the scores were counted, Tech finished in 1st place with 71 points, SJP was close behind with 69 points, and Sartell finished in 3rd with 67 points. Emily Huang ’20, Luc Westling ’20, and David Feng ’18 had near perfect tests, each missing just one question! The junior varsity team tied the varsity team’s score on the team test and finished tied for first place in the JV competition. Many thanks to Mary Jo Leighton, Steve Larson, Kris Fremo and Paul Keyworth who volunteered and helped proctor and grade tests at the meet.

Knowledge Bowl

Coach Charles Miller

Last Saturday, the Knowledge Bowl team braved the frigid cold and early morning to travel to Buffalo for our first meet of the season. There were 93 teams in attendance from as far away as North Branch and Chaska. Since it was before the start of the semester, roughly half of our 45 Knowledge Bowl students were in attendance. It was a tough meet, and we fought hard. In the end, varsity finished in 11th, 18th, and 21st.  Our JV had slightly more luck, finishing in 1st and 12th place. The winning JV team consisted of Miranda Curnutt ’20, Will Pittelko ’20, Sami Severnak ’20, and Henry Chen ’21. Having all five teams finish in the top half was quite an accomplishment and shows our depth this year. Next up is a shorter trip to Sauk Rapids this Saturday.