Hopkins’ Jakob Ellingson Takes Nordic Skiing Championship
Both boys and girls teams finished sixth in team competition.
Ellingson edged out Eden Prairie’s Thomas Bye by 1.2 seconds—finishing with a total time 29:24.4 total. The performance is 38.3 seconds faster than his time last year, when he finished seventh overall.
The senior’s performance helped the Royals boys to a sixth-place team finish. Hopkins finished with 325 points—53 points behind the team champion Eden Prairie.
Harris Dirnberger, who won the section championship, suffered a spate of bad luck that slowed him down. He was recovering from the flu and skiing with a fever—then his binding broke during the second race and he lost a ski. A spectator gave him a ski, which allowed him to finish 76th.
Senior Sarah Benton led the way for the girls’ team with an eighth-place finish and a time of 35:03.7 total. Last year, Benton finished 13th overall.
Like the boys, the Royals girls also placed sixth in team competition, scoring 324 points.
Boys Team Results
|4||St. Cloud Tech||342|
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Hopkins Boys Individual Results
Girls Team Results
Hopkins Girls Individual Results