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Skiers compete at Section, complete season

By Staff | Feb 19, 2012

Nick Lein

The two Blue Earth Area High School students who are members of the Lake Crystal Valley ski team recently completed the season by participating in the Section 6 Tournament held on Feb. 7.

Nick Lein took 42nd place out of 103 skiers in the boys competition.

Lein had a time of 26.72 on his first run and 27.20 on his second run for a combined score-time of 53.92.

BEA’s Laura Soerensen skiied to a 63rd place finish out of the 94 girls competing in the event.

Soerensen had a time of 31.96 on her first run, and a time of 31.69 on her second run, for a combined score-time of 1:03.65.

Laura Soerensen

As a team, the LCV girls tallied 180 points and were 11th out of 14 teams at the Section 6 Meet.

With only four team members competing, the LCV boys team ended in ninth place out of nine teams with a score of 267 points.

However, the boys ended the season on a high note with one of their members qualifying for the State Ski Meet, a first for the LCV team.

John Mitchell had a time of 49.94 which placed him in 17th place and earned him a trip to state.

Lein and Soerensen had also competed in the Wuk-Fut Ski Meet on Jan. 30.

Lein was in 33rd place out of 46 skiers with a combined time of 1:04.95. He had a good first run with a time of 23.13, but had difficulty in the second run and came in with a time of 41.82.

Soerensen was 14th out of 30 girls with a time of 53. She had a 28.09 first run and a 24.91 second run.