Hastings freshman Rachel Peterson qualified for the state Nordic ski meet with an eighth-place finish at Tuesday’s Section 1 championships at Troll Hollow.
Peterson finished the freestyle leg in 19 minutes and 31.4 seconds, putting her in 13th place. Her classic leg, though, was very strong. She placed sixth with her time of 15:42.8. Her combined time of 35:14.2 put her in eighth.
The section champ was junior Sonja Hedblom from Eagan. She had a time of 31:11.