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Successful start, successful end?

Nordic takes time to prepare for sections
Rowan Jansen

Park’s nordic teams competed in the conference championship Jan. 26, resulting in the girls team winning first place and the boys coming out in third. 

Coach Conor Weberg said this meet gave him a glimpse into what sections will be like for both teams, and he is confident going into sections.

“For the boys, watching Thomas and Nolan kind of form a train and overcome their initial skate race and then kill it in the classic race was a lot of fun,” Weberg said. “Going into sections, the girls team’s success helped show me how they can compete in sections.”

Senior Thomas Keller said he is feeling extremely optimistic about the team’s success.

“The boys team is doing excellent. We have a lot of motivation, just a lot of camaraderie back here, and I’m really proud to say that,” Keller said.

Senior Finn Baron said they had success for both Park girls and boys while preparing for sections as they have been competitive at all their meets.

“Obviously the girls team is doing really well,” Baron said. “For the boys team, I would say we are very competitive at conferences here.”

According to Weberg he feels confident in the team’s  ability to make it to state.

 “(We’re) hopefully going to state because they dominated here and dominated at the other race about a week and a half ago,” Weberg said.

Baron said the team is looking strong and he is anticipating a successful run in upcoming sections.

“I think we have a pretty solid squad and we have sections in two weeks,” Baron said. “I think just kind of getting ready for that will be good. I think that we are doing pretty good overall as well.”

Keller said he knows what his team needs to focus on to make sure they compete to the best of their abilities in sections. 

“I think the team needs to work on some time management and I think that would really benefit us all. If we were just more organized it would make sure we stay on top of things, especially with these races that are just deemed on time,” Keller said. “Personally I can definitely learn some pre-race skills like warming up and making better food choices.”

Park’s nordic teams take on sections 10 a.m. Feb. 5 at Hyland Hills Regional Park.

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Rowan Jansen, Echo Staffer
Hello, my name is Rowan Jansen and I am a Junior at SLP High School. I like to play softball and hockey in my free time. This is my first year on Echo and I'm looking forward to the year. 

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