Results from today's Section 5 Meet are now posted on the right side of the blog.
Congratulations to Abby Ellenbecker for qualifying for the State Meet for the 4th time, becoming just the second female in Cardinal Nordic history to qualify for her 4th State. Abby was able to ski to a 2nd place overall finish to help the Girls team finish in an improved 7th overall place. Lilah Gilyard had another solid day as well as she earned 19th overall in the Girls Pursuit.
Congratulations to Josh Thoen as well for qualifying for his first State Meet as he took 12th overall and helped the Boys to a 3rd place finish. Jared Heida moved up to 23rd place and Noah Christiansen moved up to 25th to help the Boys with one of their best performances at Sections in a number of years.
This was by far our best day on the season and the skiers improved in all aspects of their racing. It is fun as a coaching staff to watch the improvements from week to week as well as the determination that they all had to finish their races! It's happy to be able to see skiers move onto the State Meet and show the others on the team that it is possible as well as give them examples of what they need to do to move to the next level.
Next up is the Lakeville JV/Jr High on Saturday and then we will be on to the State Meet next Thursday at Giants Ridge.
Thanks to all of the parents and fans that made the trek out for a beautiful day and a beautiful day of skiing!