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Prep skiing: Duluth East defends titles by sweeping Section 7 Nordic ski meet

Defending champion Duluth East swept team and individual titles in Thursday's Section 7 high school Nordic skiing meet at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. Ely placed second in both team races.

Defending champion Duluth East swept team and individual titles in Thursday's Section 7 high school Nordic skiing meet at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. Ely placed second in both team races.

The top-ranked East girls had four of the first five finishers in the 10.9-kilometer pursuit race, led by No. 1-rated Annie Harvieux, a senior, who won in 33 minutes, 12.1 seconds. She was followed East senior Chelsey Youngberg in 34:10.4 and Ely junior Amy Bianco in 34:18.4. A year ago, Harvieux and Bianco tied for the individual championship.

The Greyhounds have won two straight Section 7 girls team titles, six of the last seven and 18 of the last 21.

The No. 5 East boys were led by senior Ryan Davis, who claimed a second straight Section 7 individual title in 28:45.2. Mesabi East sophomore Sam Johnson was second in 30:34.8 and Duluth East senior Geoff Ash third in 30:42.9. Duluth East had four of the top six finishers

The Greyhounds have won the Section 7 boys team title 14 of the last 15 years, which included 12 straight through 2009.

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The winning teams and top eight pursuit individuals not on the winning team advance to the one-class Minnesota championships Feb. 16 at Giants Ridge.

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