MSHS Nordic skiers finish second in state meet

MARQUETTE – Both the Marquette Senior High School boys and girls Nordic ski teams finished second in the Michigan State High School Championships held in Traverse City Feb. 15-16.

Copper Country won the boys competition, while Traverse City took the girls’ title.

In Individual Pursuit action on Feb. 16, two Redettes and three MSHS boys picked up all-state medals for finishing in the top 10: Abby Potts (second) and Beth Wright (seventh) for the girls; and Ben Wright (fifth, Logan Zueger (seventh) and Mike Wiitala (10th) for the boys.

In the Classic Sprint competition Feb. 15, Potts placed first in the girls event, Wright seventh and MSHS teammate Ingrid Lindquist 11th.

For the boys, Wright (second), Wiitala (third) and Craig Ekstrum (10th) all finished in the top 10 for MSHS.