photo by Mike Knaak
More than 500 skiers form nine area high schools participated in Nordic Ski meet Dec. 5 on Sartell's new ski trail. Junior high and high school teams from Sartell/Cathedral, Apollo/Sauk Rapids-Rice, Tech, Alexandria, Brainerd, Little Falls, Mora, Willmar and St. John's Prep.
Varsity skiers completed five laps on the 1K trail with junior varsity skiers logging four laps and junior high students 2 laps. The trail, between Sartell Middle School and the old Sartell high school, opened last month thanks to a partnership and contributions from Central Minnesota Nordic Ski Club, the city of Sartell, Sartell-St. Stephen school district and area businesses.