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Danelski, Halvorson win alpine

02/15/2012, 3:20pm CST
By Ron Haggstrom, Star Tribune

Minnetonka, Hermantown claim 2012 team titles at state tournament

Megan Danelski, a junior from Hermantown, won the 2012 girls alpine title at the state tournament at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. Jeff Wheeler, Star Tribune

Minnehaha Academy junior Bjorn Halvorson won the boys' alpine downhill event Wednesday at the 2012 state ski tournament at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.

Halvorson had runs of 34.82 and 34.62 for an overall time of 1:09.44. He was in fourth place entering the second run. 
Post, who was leading after the first run, had a second run time of 38.71, giving him an overall of 1:09.65. He edged Blake junior Jack McNeill by one hundredth of a second for second place. McNeill finished the day with an overall time of 1:09.66
Jack McNeill, a junior from Blake, is the only remaining competitor with a chance at first place. He was in third after his first run.
Hermantown junior Megan Danelski won the girls' alpine downhill event earlier Wednesday.
Danelski, who led after the first run, finished with an overall time of 1:15.43 on runs of 36.72 and 38.71. She finished second in 2011 as a sophomore. 
Elizabeth Koprucki, an East Ridge junior, finished second overall with a time of 1:16.55. Koprucki finished sixth in 2011.
Minnetonka earned the boys' team title, while Hermantown won the girls' title.

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