Duluth East senior Anna Kubek won the 10-kilometer pursuit state Nordic ski title Feb. 14 at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. Kubek finished more than 22 seconds ahead of Burnsville junior Vivian Hett and Mounds Park Academy senior Kristen Bourne.
Six individual nordic skiers will represent Section 5 at the state nordic meet on Valentine’s Day.
Andover girls’ placed second to a powerful Roseville squad by 28 points and Coon Rapids’ boys placed fourth among the field of 12 teams to take part in the 10 kilometer pursuit (5k classic and 5k freestyle) race at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis Feb. 6.
Although the prep nordic season has been over for a month, a few skiers are still competing. Among them are Andover’s Maddie McKeefry and Coon Rapids’ Ryan Heida, who took part at the TD Bank J2 (14-15 year-olds) Eastern Championships March 9-11.