On Tuesday, February 6, SPA nordic skiing competed in the Section 3A Championships and qualified Val Hart '18 and Peter Moore '19 for the 2018 MSHSL State Nordic Ski Meet at Giants Ridge later this month. Val finished the women's pursuit (combined classic and skate events) in third place with a time of 36:35 and Peter placed first (28:35), nearly two minutes before any other competitors. The Spartans also had strong performances by Maddy Breton '20 (42:10) and Tessah Green '19 (42:15) who missed State qualification by one and two places, respectively. As a team, the SPA girls placed fourth and the SPA boys placed sixth.
Next up: The State meet will take place at Giants Ridge next Thursday, February 15, at Giants Ridge Golf and Ski Resort in Biwabik, Minnesota. Both Val and Peter competed at State last year and hope to better their results next week. Good luck Val and Peter -- Go Spartans!