Alpine Ski Team with Strong Showing at Sections

L to R: Clara Lang, Lauren Christenson, Greta Stanek, Natalie Humbert, Taylor Voigt, Kate Reardon, Liz Peroutka, and Hailey Voigt

The Hill-Murray Ski Team continued its successful season with a strong showing in the Section 4 Alpine Ski Meet held on February 8th at Wild Mountain.

The boys team finished fourth overall while the girls team won the section championship for the third straight year. The girls qualified for the state meet as a team and two boys and three girls earned a trip to state as individuals. The State Meet will be held on February 14th at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.

“It was quite a skiing demonstration by the Hill-Murray Ski Team (at the Section Meet),” Hill-Murray Alpine Ski coach Don Shipp said. “All twelve of our skiers finished the course. And the season continues now to the big show.”

Skiers Austin Mjanger and Owen Wendorf qualified for the State Meet. Mjanger was 6th overall while Wendorf was 10th.

Boys Section Alpine Ski Team Results 
1.Washburn: 430 points
2.Stillwater: 420 points
3.Hastings: 419.5 points
4.Hill-Murray: 397 points
(16 more teams competed)

L to R: Luke Lindemer, Alex Eich, Luke Lobanoff, Luke Mjanger, Austin Mjanger, Alex Peroutka, and Owen Wendorf.

Meantime, congratulations to Kate Reardon, who placed first overall, and Taylor Voigt, who finished right behind Reardon in second place. Natalie Humbert was 5th, Hailey Voigt 9th, Greta Stanek 15th and Liz Peroutka was 22nd.

Reardon, Taylor Voigt, Humbert, Hailey Voigt and Stanek, all qualified for state as individuals.

Girls Section Alpine Ski Team Results 

Hill-Murray: 427 points
Southwest: 383 points
Washburn: 366.5 points
Stillwater: 361.5 points
(16 more teams competed)