Pequot Lakes eighth grader Alex Stone finished 12th with a time of 74.56 seconds to pace the Brainerd Warrior girls’ alpine (downhill) skiing team to a fourth-place finish in the season-opening Cook County Invitational on Friday, Dec. 14.
Another Pequot Lakes student, junior Jaden Lindner, finished 17th for the Warriors. Senior Maddison Olson, also from Pequot Lakes, did not finish.
The Brainerd boys were seventh. The Warriors’ Tristan Elsenpeter was 50th in 1:05:24. Cloquet/Esko/Carlton won the girls’ title while Cook County won the boys’ title.
The Warriors are scheduled to ski at the Wild Mountain Invitational at 9 a.m., Friday, Dec. 21 at Taylor Falls.
Girls team scores: 1-Cloquet/Esko/Carlton 252, 2-Duluth Marshall 244, 3-Cook County 240, 4-Brainerd 224, 5-Duluth East 216, 6-Virginia Area 177, 7-Duluth Denfeld 169, 8-Hermantown/Proctor 145, 9-Hibbing 143
Individual winner: McKenzie Bremel (Hermantown/Proctor) 67.47
Brainerd results: 12-Alex Stone 74.56, 17-Jaden Lindner 76.90, 19-Hannah Moen 77.23, 20-Emily Aga 77.76, 28-Ashley Fitterer 80.62, 36-Paige Fitterer 84.41, 41-Molly Aga 89.26, 44-MacKenzie Dondelinger 91.18, 60-Sydney Darkow 108.50.