Chugiak girls win Skiathlon

Podium finishes by Booher, Nelson lead team to mixed discipline team title
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 04:58
  • Chugiak's Heidi Booher, left, passes teammate Olivia Mueller during the freestyle portion of the Skiathlon race on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at Kincaid Park in Anchorage. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Eagle River's Torsten Renner rounds a corner during the Skiathlon classic/freestyle Nordic ski race on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at Kincaid Park in Anchorage. Renner finished 19th to lead the Wolves' boys team. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Chugiak's Emma Nelson, center, shortly after the start of the Skiathlon classic/freestyle Nordic ski race on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at Kincaid Park in Anchorage. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Eagle River's Ashley Walsh leads a pack of skiers at the beginning of the Girls B race during the Skiathlon classic/freestyle race on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at Kincaid Park. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Eagle River's Helen Wilson glides down a hill during the Skiathlon classic/freestyle Nordic ski race on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at Kincaid Park in Anchorage. Wilson finished ninth in the girls' race. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Chugiak's Max Beiergrohslein leads teammate Brian Wing down the final hill before the finish line during the Skiathlon classic/freestyle Nordic ski race on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at Kincaid Park in Anchorage. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Racers in the boys "b" race leave the starting line during the Skiathlon classic/freestyle Nordic ski races at Kincaid Park on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2017. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)

Chugiak's girls won the team title on Saturday at the Skiathlon Nordic ski meet at Kincaid Park.

Booher finished second and Nelson was third in the race, which combined classic and freestyle skiing by having athletes ski a 6-kilometer classic leg followed by a 4.8-kilometer freestyle sprint to the finish.

Chugiak's top four skiers had a combined time of 2 hours, 42 minutes, 13.7 seconds, more than two and a half minutes ahead of second-place West.

Adrianna Proffitt finished in 41:24.7 to take 11th, one spot ahead of teammate Emma Sees (42:00.3). Eagle River's Helen Wilson was the top finisher for the Wolves, crossing the finish line in 41:20.4 to place ninth.

South's Hamish Wolfe won the individual boys individual title in 34:21.7, leading the Wolverines to a team win over West by about 30 seconds. Service's Eli Hermenson was second and South's Andrew Hull finished third.

Chugiak freshman Max Beiergrohslein won a sprint to the finish line against teammate Brian Wing to claim the top spot among local boys. Beiergrohslein completed his 13th place ski in 36:56.4, six-tenths of a second faster than Wing, a senior, in 14th for the fifth-place Mustangs.

Torsten Renner was 19th to lead the Eagle River boys, who finished sixth.

For complete results, visit anchoragenordicski.com

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