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Girls' Nordic skiing preview: Athletes, teams to watch

By Star Tribune, 12/11/18, 3:45PM CST


An early-in-the-year look at who's set to stand out in 2018-19.

Lucinda Anderson, right, of Armstrong competed during the 5k freestyle race at the 2018 state meet. She is among the skiers to watch this season. Star Tribune file photo by ANTHONY SOUFFLE

Emma Albrecht, Stillwater, senior
Lucinda Anderson, Armstrong, senior
Kasia Bednarski, Minneapolis Southwest, senior
Regan Duffy, Forest Lake, senior
Amelea Hauer, Forest Lake, sophomore
Lauren McCollor, Wayzata, sophomore
Mara McCollor, Wayzata, senior
Sarah Olson, Blaine, senior
Olivia Schwintek, White Bear Lake, senior
Libby Tuttle, Stillwater, junior

1. Stillwater

2. Armstrong

3. Minneapolis Southwest

4. Forest Lake

5. St. Paul Highland Park


Season ahead: Nordic skiers will try to make a run at the defending state champions, Wayzata senior Mara McCollor and Grand Rapids senior Garrett Beckrich. McCollor won the girls’ pursuit crown by over 16 seconds while Beckrich surprised the boys’ field with nearly a five-second victory over Wayzata’s graduated tandem of Anders Sonnesyn and Luc Golin. Beckrich had a 19-second lead after the freestyle race in the morning before holding off the late-charging Trojans. McCollor and Beckrich will be tough to catch in their final prep meet at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.


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