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Girls' Nordic skiers to watch, top teams

By Star Tribune, 12/11/19, 12:48PM CST


An early-in-the-year look at metro-area top performers who are expected to stand out between now and the state meet in February.

Minneapolis Southwest's Sudie Hall, now a junior, raced in 2018 in the 5K freestyle event of the Nordic skiing state meet at Giant's Ridge in Biwabik. Photo: AARON LAVINSKY • aaron.lavinsky@startribune.comT

Ten top skiers to watch

• Celeste Alden, St. Paul Highland Park, junior

• Zoe Camp, Minneapolis Southwest, senior

• Sudie Hall, Minneapolis Southwest, junior

• Amelea Hauer, Forest Lake, junior

• Lauren McCollor, Wayzata, junior

• Molly Moening, St. Paul Highland Park, sophomore

• Liv Myers, Stillwater, junior

• Jordan Parent, Forest Lake, freshman

• Morgan Richter, Edina, senior

• Libby Tuttle, Stillwater, senior


1. St. Paul Highland Park

2. Stillwater

3. Forest Lake

4. Minneapolis Southwest

5. Edina


Nordic notebook

Forest Lake eyes sweeping Nordic titles
The Rangers have been prominent on both the boys’ and girls’ Nordic scene, but have never swept the team championships. Could they pull off the feat come February at Giants Ridge in Biwabik? The boys’ team lost two seniors to graduation from its runner-up group of a year ago. The girls’ squad returns all but one skier from its fourth-place finishing group — lost third place tiebreaker to Stillwater — in 2019. Between the two teams, they have four brother-sister, two brother and one sister combination.

St. Paul Highland Park seeks program first
Brad Moening’s girls’ Nordic skiing squad, seeking its first team state championhip in program history, welcomes back all seven of its skiers from their runner-up group to Armstrong last season. The Scots are led by sophomore Molly Moening, Brad’s daughter, who finished sixth in 2019. Central is the only St. Paul City Conference school to win the team crown back in 1991. Central also won three consecutive boys’ titles from 1991-93. No other school in the conference has won the boys’ title, either.


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