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PWER alpine qualifies Thompson to state

One skier from the PWER alpine team is headed to the state meet this week at Giants Ridge Ski Resort.

Woodbury's Andrew Thompson finished 10th in the Section 4 meet Wednesday at Wild Mountain to punch his ticket to state. He finished with a combined time of one minute, 2.08 seconds after skiing the blue course in a time of 29.61 and the red course in 32.47.

Two other PWER boys also finished in the top 20. East Ridge's Alfonso Amores placed 16th with a meet time of 1:03.50 while Woodbury's Hunter Holst was 18th in 1:04.08.

Woodbury's Britta Blanding finished 20th to lead the PWER girls teams with a time of 1:12.40. Her Woodbury teammate Cheyenne Warren skied to a 21st-place finish in 1:13.10.

The Woodbury girls' team finished fifth in the section team standings. East Ridge placed eighth and Park was 15th.

The East Ridge boys' team also placed fifth in the section. Woodbury was the next team in sixth place and Park was 15th.

The state meet will be held Wednesday at Giants Ridge near Biwabik.

Blaze Fugina

Blaze Fugina is the sports editor of the Woodbury and South Washington County Bulletin newspapers. Previously, Blaze worked as a sports editor for the Pierce County Herald and a sports reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.

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