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College skiing: Saints compete at Junior National Qualifier

A pair of freshmen led the St. Scholastica men's and women's Nordic ski teams on Saturday at the Michigan Tech University Junior National Qualifier in Houghton, Mich.

Emil Book Bratbak of Lillehammer, Norway, led the Saints men in the 10-kilometer classic by finishing eighth in a time of 27 minutes, 27 seconds.

In the women's 5K classic, Proctor graduate Hannah Bettendorf led the Saints by finishing 10th in 16:23. She was seventh among Central Collegiate Ski Association racers.

Northern Michigan posted the top five times in the men's 10K, led by Kjetil Baanerud (26:25). Michigan Tech's Sarah Gable (15:56) led all college racers in the women's 5K.