The Rhinelander middle school boys’ Nordic ski team poses for a photo prior to a WNSL state meet race in Cable Sunday, Feb. 9. Pictured in the front row, from left to right are, coach Dave Slette, Olin Slette, Calvin Loomis, Carter Nelson and coach Shane Teter. In the back row are Ryan Morien, Charlie Loomis and Mason Shinners. (submitted photo)
The Rhinelander middle school girls’ Nordic ski team poses for a photo prior to a WNSL state meet race in Cable Saturday, Feb. 8. Pictured, from left to right, are Mya Gillen, Luna Grage, Brynn Teter, Nora Rutkowski and Katie Marshall.
2/15/2020 7:32:00 AM Middle school Nordic competes at state
The Rhinelander middle school Nordic ski team concluded its 2019-20 season last weekend at the WNSL state meet in Cable. The Hodag girls placed sixth in a nine-team field while the Hodag boys placed ninth out of 12 teams.
Nora Rutkowski led the contingent for the Rhinelander girls, placing 14th out of 60 skiers in the two-day pursuit race that included a roughly 2 1/2-kilometer classic race on Saturday and a 2 1/2-kilometer freestyle race on Sunday. She completed the events with a combined time of 27 minutes, 30.6 seconds.
Brynn Teter also cracked the top 20 overall for the Hodag girls, taking 20th (29:28.2). Luna Grage was 44th (35:33.1), Mya Gillen was 48th (37:13.8) and Katie Marshall finished 51st (37:58.7).
Ryan Morien was 16th in a field of 103 skiers for the Rhinelander boys, completing the two races in a time of 23:55.9. Mason Shinners was 20th (24:13.9), Olin Slette finished 51st (27:59.8), Charlie Loomis was 65th (29:20.1), Carter Nelson was 96th (38:27.0) and Calvin Loomis finished 97th (40:10.0).
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